East Coast Radio partners with The South African National Blood Service to make a difference

East Coast Radio partners with The South African National Blood Service to make a difference

On November 6th, your favourite DJs will be embarking on a mission to increase the blood supply in KwaZulu-Natal.

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The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is experiencing a blood supply shortage and we need your help to increase the supply in our province.

At a time when people are understandably focused on staying safe and avoiding contracting COVID-19, little concern is available for much else. COVID-19 restrictions have severely limited the ability to collect adequate blood stocks, particularly because the SANBS is not able to access schools, colleges, and corporates for blood drives.

Blood stocks have dropped significantly and SANBS are appealing to all South Africans to donate a unit of blood in aid of those who need it.

On Friday, 6 November, we are on a mission to collect 400 units of blood in one day. In the following locations:

1.     Durban North Donor Centre

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2.     Shelly Beach Donor Centre

3.     Boardwalk Inkwazi Richards Bay

4.     Liberty Midlands Mall

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Minimum Requirements to be a Blood Donor:

  • You are between the ages of 16 and 75 years old, for first time donors.
  • You weigh a minimum of 50 kgs (and platelets a minimum of 55 kgs).
  • You are in good health.
  • You lead a low risk lifestyle.
  • You consider your blood safe for transfusion.
  • You have had a balanced meal within four hours of donating blood.
  • You have not donated blood in the last 56 days (and platelets in the last 14 days).
  • Your pulse is between 50-100 regular beats per minute.


Every unit of blood can save a minimum of three lives, so join us November 6th and let’s make a difference together.

Donate blood at the following places: 

  • Southway Mall Donor Center (ROSSBURGH, 27 Titren Rd Rossburgh)
  • Shelly Donor Center (Shelly Beach, Entrance 2 Shop No 57)
  • Loop Street Donor Center (Pietermaritzburg, 294 Loop Street CNR Loop & Hen)
  • Ladysmith Donor Center (Ladysmith, San Marco Centre)
  • Newcastle Donor Center (Newcastle, The Newcastle Mall)
  • Richards Bay Donor Center (Richards Bay, L40 Next to Hub Mark Strasse R)
  • Durban North Donor Center (North Durban, Shop 24 Kensington Square) 
  • Pinecrest Donor Center (Pinetown, Pinecrest Mall) 
  • Hillcrest Donor Center (Hillcrest, Shop No 20 The Colony)
  • Musgrave Donor Center (Berea, CNR Musgrave & Berea Road)
  • Umlazi Mega City Donor Center (Umlazi, 50 Mangosuthu Highway)
  • Amanzimtoti Day 1 (Amanzimtoti, Toti Methodist Church)
  • Eyethu Junction( Mandeni)
  • Nquthu Plaza (Nquthu, Parking)
  • Ballito Junction Shopping Mall (Ballito, Outside Exclusive Books)
  • Gateway Shopping Mall (Umhlanga Ridge, 2nd Floor Opposite Flight Centre)
  • Phoenix Plaza (Phoenix, Passage in front of African Bank)
  • Atrium Shopping Centre( Durban, 1st Floor Promotional Area)
  • Chatsworth Shopping Centre (Chatsworth, Bradlows Court)
  • Hammarsdale Junction Mall (Hammarsdale, Promotional Court Pick N Pay)
  • Bridge City (Kwamashu, Gate 8 Roof Parking) 
  • Mediclinic (Pietermaritzburg, Forest Room) 
  • Musgrave Shopping Centre (Berea, Clicks Court) 
  • Galleria (Amanzimtoti, Empty Shop next to Verimark)
  • Liberty Midlands Mall (Pietermaritzburg, Centre Court) 
  • The Crescent Mall (La Lucia, Foyer) 

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