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blood donation

Healthy Lifestyle
June 14, 2016

Could you have hidden superpowers?

You have it within you to be a superhero! We’re not joking. You were born with this superpower; it runs through your veins and can save thousands of lives. (more…)
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Heart & Blood Vessels
May 12, 2016

Give blood – it’s good for you!

Sure, no one likes needles, but a single prick can save three lives! Did you know that that doing good for others without expecting anything in return makes you healthier and can even help you live longer? One of the easiest ways of helping others is giving blood. (more…)
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General knowledge
April 8, 2015

Overcoming the odds: Dealing with rare diseases

Stares. Whispers. Insulting comments. How would you feel if this was part of your everyday life? You’d probably feel miserable and angry, right? This is exactly what Lizzie Velasquez has been dealing with her entire life (more…)
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Surgery
August 11, 2014

3 Things you should know about donating a kidney

You've heard people say it when talking about something really expensive: “wow, that’ll cost me a kidney.” The thinking is twofold: you can live with one kidney, and a kidney must be a valuable commodity and worth some big bucks, right? Well, before you rush off to trade that second kidney in for extra cash, there are some very important things you need to know. Health is vital - this isn’t a simple procedure You should be in good health, and clear of any chronic diseases that could affect it. It’s illegal in South Africa to be paid for a donated organ …
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Healthy Lifestyle
January 12, 2014

Blood donation – a gift that costs you nothing

In the latest episode of the Hello Doctor show, Dr Mol and Vuyelwa from the SANBS team spoke about the importance of donating blood, and how it can help save a life. And although it’s a gift that costs you nothing but a bit of your time, a lot of people still have questions about the process. Here, we answer your most frequently asked questions about blood donation. (more…)
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