“We need five days stock to feel completely safe,” says the SA National Blood Services (SANBS).
KwaZulu-Natal and seven other provinces have only 2.8 days stock of blood, meaning that the blood bank is nearly half empty.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become difficult for people to give blood due to space restriction.
Khensani Mahlangu says that people that can offer spaces such as churches should get in touch.
The SANBS was on a campaign to inspire people between 16 and 35 years old to donate frequently and aim to collect 3000 units of blood per day to make sure that there is a reliable and sufficient blood supply in the health care system.
According to the SA National Blood Services (SANBS), less than 1% of South Africans are active blood donors.
Blood donors must frequently donate since a blood unit only lasts 42 days after donation, and blood can be presented as often as every eight weeks.
If anyone is interested in helping with a venue for donations or finding out how to become a donor, please call 0800119031.