Our Purpose, Vision, Mission, Values and Mandate

A strong foundation is vital for long-term success, equipping SANBS to weather future challenges and uncertainties. In embracing the "back to basics" approach, we are reaffirming our commitment to excellence and sustainability, ensuring that our purpose-driven organisation continues to save lives and make a lasting impact on the communities we serve.


Trusted to SAVE lives


To be the cornerstone of healthcare services in South Africa, through the gift of life


To reliably provide trusted blood products and services to all patients at a world class level of cost and quality while innovating new treatments to enhance human healthcare

Our Core Values

The Thread that unites us...
We share information in an honest, transparent manner.
We do the right things always. We do what we say we will do.
We treat everyone fairly and with respect, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or social status.
We have committed to be the best, and we deliver the best blood transfusion services and products.
We take ownership of our work and promptly correct mistakes to the greatest extent possible.
We embrace diversity at our workplace, which is richly diverse and multi-cultural.

Our Mandate

SANBS is a non-profit company, registered in terms of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008, and governed by, among others, the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 71 of 1997 and the National Health Act, 61 of 2003. The legal mandate of SANBS is to provide blood transfusion and related services.

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