The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is an independent non-profit organisation, and one of the leaders in the discipline of blood transfusion. SANBS operates in eight out of nine provinces in South Africa, excluding the Western Cape, which is serviced by the Western Cape Blood Services. It also provides crucial support to countries in the SADC region.
SANBS supplies over one million blood products annually and is rated among the top blood services in the world. This pedigree comes, as a result of world-class testing and collection protocols which ensure that the blood which is transfused is always of top quality.
The blood is processed into its constituent components; red blood cells, plasma and platelets therefore in principle a single blood donation can save a minimum of three lives.
As the leaders in the discipline of blood transfusion in Africa, the SANBS is currently rated among the top blood services in the world. This pedigree comes, as a result of world-class testing and collection protocols which ensure that the blood which is transfused is always of top quality.
As an employer of choice, the SANBS boasts a large compliment of technical minds, many of whom are long-service employees. This speaks to the outstanding work culture that we offer which. The SANBS also promotes an ethos of life-long learning, offering staff the support they need to grow their knowledge and expertise – enabling us to create and retain superior employees. We offer fulfilling careers in various disciplines within the business.
therefore operate within a sound corporate governance framework in order to give all its stakeholders the assurance that the organisation is operated, managed and governed in a manner which is appropriate to a non-profit organisation.The corporate governance landscape in South Africa has changed significantly during the past decade, as a result of corporate governance scandals in both the public and private domain. The result of these governance catastrophes was the publication of the Third King Report on Corporate Governance (King 3), in addition to the promulgation of the Companies Act of 2008.
When the 2001 King Report was issued, the SANBS Board recognised that various changes were required to the SANBS governance structure in order to comply with the report. These changes were implemented as appropriate. With the implementation of the King 3 Report and 2008 Companies Act, the SANBS Board must realise that corporate governance is a continuously evolving process. The Board, therefore, must be prepared to reassess its corporate governance framework on a regular basis, in order to take cognisance of changes to SANBS’ internal and external environment, as this will be the only way of ensuring that SANBS remains sustainable into the future.
SANBS has now embarked upon a process to ensure that it complies with:
The Board recognises that any processes implemented must be flexible to ensure that SANBS is able to respond swiftly and appropriately to the challenges of the health services sector.
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
To be a cornerstone of healthcare services in South Africa, through the gift of life.
Trusted to save lives.
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