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SANBS faces drought of its own: a lack of blood

The blood service is calling on all blood donors to come forward to donate blood urgently, to help cancer sufferers, people in life-threatening situations and anyone else who needs or relies on blood transfusions being at risk.

Symptoms and treatment of bites and stings

Fatalities from spider bites in South Africa are extremely rare. The most dangerous spiders in South Africa include black and brown button or widow spiders (Latrodectus species), sac spiders and the violin spiders.