Affiliated to the SANBS, the Peer Promoters are a group of learners who encourage their peers to donate blood to save lives. Our school hosts the SANBS several times a year.
The Peer Promoters have had a very successful year. We have held four bleeds this year, with Victorians showing their true spirit by helping to make each bleed worthwhile. This year, we have managed to reel in 60 new grade 10 donors.
The Peer Promoters went on a training course at the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), where we were equipped with the knowledge to answer the countless questions that donors, new and old alike, may have.
Donating blood really isn’t as difficult (or as painful) as some many think. The finger prick is, as many people have said, the worst and most painful part of the process.
The benefits of donating blood and having an indescribable feeling, knowing that you have helped up to three people in just 30 minutes, being rewarded with biscuits and juice and justifiably missing your not-so-favourite period of the day.
We would like to encourage all Victorians who are over 16 years of age and over 50kg to come and donate. People are desperately in need of your blood. What a difference you can make in someone’s life!
The board would like to thank Mrs Russell,
Mr Vermaak and Mr. Welsh (who continually comes in to shout at us), for their support during the bleeds.