Equivalent to America, M-Net (DStv 101) is carrying out a “Bleed for the Throne” for the final season of the HBO fantasy drama series, Game of Thrones, with viewers who are asked to donate blood in Johannesburg and Cape Town for the duration of March.

The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones will begin on 15 April on M-Net and Showmax as an Express from the US title, with M-Net inviting men and women to donate blood, related to the United States exactly where HBO teamed up with the American Red Cross.

In South Africa, Game of Thrones fans will be capable to donate blood in Cape Town on Saturday, 16 March from 09:00 to 14:45 at the permanent donor centre at the N1 City mall, and on 23 March at The Zone @ Rosebank mall.

HBO says in a statement it desires fans of Game of Thrones to donate blood in a gesture “worthy of one particular of the greatest shows in tv, and one particular developed to harness the cultural energy of Westeros to assist finish blood shortages in the genuine planet”.

“Bleed for the Throne” will run for six days in America involving 7 and 12 March.

“We are extremely excited to mobilise the international army of Game of Thrones fans to make a constructive effect on the planet,” says Zach Enterlin, the executive vice president for programme promoting at HBO,” in a statement.

“We’re building a distinctive platform to engage our tremendously passionate fanbase, and ultimate showcase the bravery and valour of these fans who will go so far as to bleed for the throne.”

Apart from South Africa, the Game of Thrones blood donation campaign will also run in Kenya, Ghana and Botswana in Africa.