Blood Drive with a twist.

Donating blood is essential and the Durban University of Technology has opened its gates to the South African National Blood Service to host blood drives but this one had a twist.

That was thanks to  DUT’s department of Biomedical  and Clinical Technology department which made holding a blood drive an assignment for its’ second year students, this past week.

There were divided into groups, the leaders had stalls decorated in bright colours to attract students to their respective posts. There were a range of treats and SANBS merchandise to be received as a reward for donating.

Students were tasked with attracting 15 potential blood donors to come forth and donate their blood.

Senior laboratory technician, Ranilla Pillay, the importance of this was to show students that they can be active about social issues and assist them educate others on the significance of donating blood.

“The need for blood donations has become crucial and we encouraged our Biomedical students to go out and make people realise the need to donate,” said Pillay.


By: Naledi Sikhakhane


Image By: Mbuso Kunene



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