Who We Are

The core of our mandate is to provide patients with sufficient, safe, quality blood products and medical services related to blood transfusion in an equitable, cost-effective manner.

We are a non-profit organisation that provides the delivery of safe blood to all the patients we serve. We manage the entire blood transfusion value chain.

Distribution to patients

By using sophisticated processes and equipment, we ensure safety of all donated blood by testing:

  • for transfusion-transmissible diseases
  • blood grouping
  • patient compatibility

We employ 2 776 (FY22: 2 612) people at 185 sites across South Africa (with the exception of the Western Cape where the Western Cape Blood Service operates).

We embrace operational innovation, efficiency and cutting-edge medical science and technology to maintain our leadership position. Over the past 85 years, SANBS has evolved to become a unified entity that provides a seamless service to its customers.