The Western Cape Blood Service says they are experiencing a critical blood shortage.
Eligible blood donors must be between the ages of 16 and 75, weigh 50kg or more and should be in good general health.
The Service’s Public Relations Manager Marike Gevers says they encourage all eligible blood donors to make their way to the nearest donation clinic.
Early this year the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) appealed for more support from its donors in KwaZulu-Natal.
SANBS encourages people to donate blood over the festive season: