Home > Lifestyle > Your Blood Your Blood All sections in Lifestyle » Diet and nutrition » Fitness » Man » Sex » Parenting » Woman » Contraception » Environmental Health » Health and Your Money » Healthy Home » Healthy Workplace » Mental Health » Pet Health » Stop Smoking » Street Drugs » Sun » Teen » Travel Health » Ageing well » Natural Health » Health tech » All lifestyle sections Are blood transfusions from younger or female donors riskier? A new study has found that blood donations received from females or young people may be linked to a lower rate of survival for recipients. 10 myths about blood donation debunkedAre blood transfusions from younger or female donors riskier?Kids can get food allergies from donated blood Here's why you should donate blood If all blood donors donated blood every eight weeks, there would rarely be a blood shortage in South Africa. Lifesavers: Meet two of SA’s most prolific blood donorsHere's why you should donate blood10 myths about blood donation debunked Who cannot donate blood in SA? While many people would like to donate blood to save lives, for some people it just isn't possible. Lifesavers: Meet two of SA’s most prolific blood donors The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is currently experiencing a critically low blood stock level. However, there are people who are dedicated to donating blood and helping others. This is how easy it is to donate blood Want to donate blood, but not sure how the process works? We spoke to the Western Province Blood Transfusion Services to explain the process step-by-step. Are blood transfusions from younger or female donors riskier?Blood donationKids can get food allergies from donated blood 10 myths about blood donation debunked 14 June is World Blood Donor Day. If you are still apprehensive about donating blood because you're afraid or convinced you won't be eligible, read on. Call for potential donors as Cape blood stocks run low The essential service says they only have enough type O blood stocks for two days. Is it OK to use older blood for transfusions? Being able to safely use older blood for transfusions could help tremendously when blood banks face a shortage. Why I am a blood donorMore South Africans urged to donate bloodWorld Blood Donor Day – highlighting the issue Afraid of needles? Here's why you should donate blood On World Blood Donor Day ordinary heroes are encouraged to overcome their fear of needles and save lives. High blood pressure has doubled worldwide since 1975How do blood clots affect your heart?Omega-3s linked to healthy blood pressure in young adults Another step closer to artificial blood An artificial red blood cell has been created that absorbs oxygen in the lungs and delivers it to tissues throughout the body. Top excuses for not donating bloodThe donation processUS rejects gay blood Blood for transfusion doesn't have to be fresh A new study provides strong evidence that transfusion of fresh blood does not improve patient outcomes, and that that 'fresher is not better'. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Smoking and weight gain » Don't think that you're off the hook if you smoke cigars 10 smoking myths people still believe Quitting smoking? Even a little exercise can help you stay slim Best results in limiting weight gain after quitting smoking were found in women who engaged in 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. Baby talk » Why Khloé Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby Baby making Real talk: Is there a ‘right’ age to have a baby? PS Can my mom stop talking about my biological clock already?