This silver blood donor medal was awarded to OJJ Gooysen in 1968 for a 50th blood donation. The medal weighs 55.18 grams and is 48 mm in diameter.
Obverse: Within a laurel wreath, bust of Harvey, half left, with skull cap and goatee beard. Legend on a wide band above: “WILLIAM HARVEY” and below between ornaments: “1578 – 1657”.
Reverse: At the top, the emblem of the Blood Transfusion Services. On the left in concentric arcs: “THE SOUTH AFRICAN / BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICES / IN COMMEMORATION OF THE / 50TH / BLOOD DONATION”. On the right in concentric arcs: “DIE SUID-AFRIKAANSE / BLOEDOORTAPPINGSDIENS / TER HERDENKING VAN DIE / 50STE / BLOEDSKENKING”. In the centre across: “BY/DEUR" with space above and below for engraving. At the bottom, an ornate cartouche for engraving. Silver medal stamped" "SILVER" above cartouche.