The Western Cape Blood Service is excited to announce that an improved version of the WCBS app has been released on Android and iOS. The enhanced functionality includes:
- Finding your closest blood donation clinic
- Easy access to blood donation clinics, by viewing the GPS coordinates
- Setting reminders on your calendar for your next blood donation clinic
- Digital donor card
- Blood Stock Levels
- Access to all of our social media platforms
Potential donors also have the option to create a profile. Once potential donors create a profile a WCBS staff member will be in touch to find out where you would like to donate your first unit of life-saving blood.
“We encourage everyone to download the WCBS app and enjoy blood donation simplified. It’s really as easy as Download, Donate, Do Good. We are experiencing a critical shortage in blood, especially in O and B blood groups. Currently we have a 2-day blood stock level and urge all eligible donors to please donate blood. With the WCBS app you would be able to find a blood donation close to you”, says Marike Gevers, Public Relations Manager at WCBS.
If you are between the ages of 16 and 75, weigh 50kg or more, are healthy on the day of donation, lead a safe sexual lifestyle and would like to save three lives in just 30 minutes, you should be able to donate. Download the app on Android and iOS or send us a WhatsApp on 060 549 7244 for more information.
Distributed by the Western Cape Blood Service