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#BloodDrive101 – Giving Back, the Ty Moore Blood Drive Story

Wynberg Boys’ High School has for decades been a strong supporter of the incredible work done by the WP Blood Transfusion Service – generations of students and staff have donated blood at the regular clinics held at the school.

A year ago on Wednesday 2 October, our Wynberg Family paused to mourn the passing of one of our fathers, Ty Moore, from injuries sustained in a motorbike accident. Ty, a passionate off-road biker, known affectionately as ‘Driver 101’, fought bravely until the end, his life supported by the generosity of anonymous blood donors across the province.

WBHS joins the Moore family in support of their #BloodDrive101 campaign, opening our scheduled WPBTS donor clinic on Tuesday 1 October 2019 to our Wynberg Family, neighbours, and the broader community in Ty Moore’s memory, and in the spirit of giving back.

Ty Moore Blood Drive Story

#BloodDrive101Ty Moore was a true Warrior, the most incredible husband and father, the best son and brother, the coolest nephew and cousin and a loyal friend to everyone.

Ty fought the hardest battle of his life following an off-road motorbike accident. A catastrophic abdominal injury left him in hospital for 5 months. Tragically, complications arose and his body could no longer fight, it had been through way too much. He sadly passed away on 2 October 2018.

We were blessed to have the most incredible medical staff at Blaauwberg Netcare Hospital and UCT Private Academic Hospital. The Western Cape Blood Service played a pivotal role in those 5 months. He constantly bled for more than 5 weeks and without over 200 units of blood that Ty received, we wouldn’t have been able to cherish our moments together as a family. The donated blood was an integral part of Ty’s treatment from the beginning, and when he needed donor specific platelets to prevent further bleeding.

With his legacy at heart, and his true fighting spirit, my boys and I would like to raise awareness and commemorate the #BloodDrive101 in his loving memory and honour the most incredible and loved man, their dad and my soul mate.

Debbie, Tristan, Nathan, and Ross Moore

Wynberg Boys’ High School & the Battle of the Blood Donors 2019

Battle of the Blood Donors - WPBTS 2019Earlier in 2019 WPBTS launched an inter-schools donor challenge pairing traditional rivals across the province in competition to donate the most amount of units at their blood donation clinics. Pitted against SACS, Wynberg eagerly accepted the challenge

The objective of this campaign was to increase the numbers of new donors, and ultimately blood collections. The battle started on 2 April and ran through until the end of May 2019 with the schools measured by the results from and their efforts in promoting their blood donation clinics.

WBHS wins the Battle of the Blood Donors 2019The winner was determined by a pro-rata formula looking at the potential eligible donors, number of new donors, attendance, and units collected. Head Prefect, Dillon Sibanda, proudly accepted the trophy on WBHS’ behalf at a special assembly in the Clegg Hall.

In this spirit of competition where the ultimate winner is WPBTS, and their committed work in ensuring constant supplies of critical blood, Wynberg reaches out with Debbie Moore and her family to challenge all to commit to #BloodDrive101

WPBTS Clinic Locations #BloodDrive101

Wynberg Boys’ High School Hall: 1 Oct 2019, 10 am – 2.45 pm. For more info, please call 021 7974247 from Monday 30 September.

Blue Route Mall: Mondays – Fridays, 10 am – 5.45 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 2.45 pm

Find out more about the Western Cape Blood Service

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