Members of the United National Transport Union (UNTU) stepped forward to accept the challenge made by #UNTU Trade Union Representative (TUR) Albertus Posthumus by helping the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) out of its blood shortage crisis by donating blood.
The latest #UNTU member to accept the challenge of Albertus of Transnet Engineering in East London is Ryino Errens (38) of Transnet Freight Rail in Bloemfontein. Ryino, who has been with Transnet for the past 13 years, decided to donate his 46th unit of blood on his birthday.
He follows in the footsteps of Richard Berry from Transnet Pipelines of the Tarlton Depot near Krugersdorp. He donated 72 units of blood so far. Richard has been working for Transnet for over 40 years.
Albertus started the challenge last month because the blood stocks of the SANBS are currently amidst the Covid-19 pandemic critically low. The blood bank is urgently in need of groups AB- and O-donors to donate blood. Every unit of blood can save a minimum of three lives as blood is separated into red blood cells, plasma, and platelets.
Albertus donated his 204th unit of blood.
Remember, your blood saves lives.
If you take up the challenge, please WhatsApp a photo of yourself donating blood to 082 463 6806 so that it can be posted on #UNTU’s social media pages. Let us show the world that #UNTUCares.