South Africa is a country with a shortage of haematologists, haematological support, advocacy and services. The Eastern Cape particularly, is suspected by national haematologists to have a particularly high prevalence of blood cancer in the country. Yet, only in 2013, has the province opened a functioning specialised unit necessary for the effective treatment of blood diseases, offering ...
- Raising awareness regarding the prevalence of haematological malignancies and other blood diseases in the Eastern Cape Province
- Advocating on treatment, especially bone marrow transplantation
- Providing support for the treatment of haematological diseases
- Helping maintain/provide for the inpatients and outpatients of the new ‘ALOE IGAZI WARD’, at P.E. Provincial Hospital
did you know?
Donors can give either whole blood or specific blood components only. The process of donating specific blood components – red cells, plasma or platelets – is called apheresis.