To celebrate Blood Donor Month this June, the South African National Blood Services (SANBS) in association with 3M have launched a public campaign to collect 33.6 million ml of blood during the month of June. In support of this essential service, 3M is donating 70 000 specially designed plasters in support of this challenge.
Pay it forward and be a 3M ‘selfie’ hero
3M and SANBS challenge you to donate blood this June and win. All you have to do is take a ‘selfie’ of your arm after donating blood showing a specially designed 3M plaster and then use the image to nominate your friends, family and colleagues to also donate blood. Share your “selfie” via Facebook and Twitter using #GiveBloodSelfie and tagging @thesanbs and you could win a weekly hamper.
Be a lifesaver
Did you know that every time you donate blood, you can help up to 3 or 4 individual recipients? My reason for donating a few weeks ago was the fact that SANBS finally allowed gay men to donate, a decision hailed by the LGBT community.
To be part of this campaign, like their Facebook page NexCare South Africa or on twitter @nexcaresouthafrica.