Western Cape’s top ten blood donor schools for 2019
4 December 2019
Spine Road High in Mitchell’s Plain did it again!
The school ranked first on the Western Cape Blood Services’ (WCBS) list of top donor schools for 2019, for the third year in a row.
Learners and staff collectively donated 619 units of blood, increasing their contribution by 82 units from last year. The school also enrolled the highest number of new donors, with 226 signing up this year.
The rest of the top three also remains unchanged with Fish Hoek High in second place collecting 505 units – 53 more than the previous year – and in third place HTS Drostdy in Worcester, with 469 units – 35 units more than the previous year.
WCBS Education Officer, Marike Gevers, said young people play a vital role in the maintenance of blood supplies. In 2019 the youth, donors between the age of 16 and 25, collectively contributed 27% of the WCBS overall collections.
Punt High in Mossel Bay came in at number four, with 396 units collected, and Outeniqua High in George was fifth with 395 units. Consistently remaining in the top ten since starting a blood donation clinic in 2017, in sixth place is Bellville High collecting 392 units. It is followed by a brand new entry, Bergvliet High, collecting 348 units and the eighth place is shared by Langenhoven Gimnasium in Oudtshoorn and Westerford High in Newlands both collecting 335 units each. Two Bellville schools, Fairmont High (333) and Settlers High (324), are in ninth and tenth place.
“Well done and thank you to all of our school clinics and the blood donor super stars who attend them. Each unit of blood donated can save up to three lives,” said Gevers.