This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in honour of baby Keiran aka TinyTheMighty and his beautiful family, we would like to encourage the amazing people around us to get involved this weekend and support this family in our community. Please see message from Natalie (Mom) and what is required… Hope to see you there!
“In memory of our son TinyTheMighty who passed away on the 9/9/18 due to Leukemia we are hosting the TinyTheMighty SANBS blood drive In his honour
Make a family outing of it, bring the kids, have lunch, take in the view and save up to 3 lives.”
Date: 14th & 15th September 2019
Address: Dainfern Golf Estate Clubhouse
633 Gateside Avenue Dainfern Midrand 2055 Johannesburg
(Please bring ID to access the estate)
#TinyTheMighty was my beautiful baby boy who at 8 months old was diagnosed with AML leukemia. Tragically he survived only 6 weeks post diagnosis however we were blessed with more time due to his daily blood and platelet transfusions made possible by the wonderful South African public that are regular blood donors. The need for regular blood donors and blood donations is critical-less than 1% of the South African public are donors. The blood bank needs 3000 units per day to help critically ill patients survive.
Be the change and turn your good intentions into action. Give someone the gift of life today and be a real life superhero!
Information from the SANBS-
Minimum Requirements to be a Blood Donor
-You are between the ages of 16 and 65 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 have not had a tattoo or microblading within the past 6 months
-You have not had surgery within the last 6 months
-You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
-You haven’t had flu or been on antibiotics or anti vitals within the past 2 weeks
-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.
-Your blood pressure is below 180 systolic (first number) and below 100 diastolic (second number) (180/100mmHg) and above 100 systolic (first number) and above 60 diastolic (second number) (100/60mmHg).
-Your haemoglobin level is 12.5 g/dL or above.
Our screening test ensures that your blood pressure and haemoglobin levels are within a safe range for you to donate.