March 31, 2020
SOUTH AFRICA – Creating awareness and building networks
PiNSA had a good start this year, with an invite to do a presentation on PiNSA’s work in the country and on the PID environment at the Ilex South Africa’s Gala evening. Ilex South Africa is the leading company in South Africa manufacturing Nucleic Acid Testing, a molecular technique for screening blood donations.
Demand for More and Continuous Plasma Donation in South Africa
PiNSA was represented at the South African Blood Services (SANBS) donor award by one of our longtime members, Allison Ben Israel, accompanied by her husband Mark. She had the opportunity to speak about the importance of donating blood and plasma on a regular basis. This is part of a campaign launched with some PiNSA members to enhance the plasma donation drive in South Africa so that we can meet the increase in higher demands for plasma.