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Facts Of Life From The Irish Blood Transfusion Service,

Please, it is important that all our readers read this Blog in full.  By doing so you can save someones life.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit Thurles this coming week.

Where: The Dome , Semple Stadium,Thurles, Co Tipperary.
When: Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of November.
Time: 6:00pm –  9 :00pmEach Day.

Facts of Life.

  1. One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives.
  2. Only 5% of the Irish population are regular blood donors.
  3. Over 1,000 Irish people receive transfusions every week here in Ireland.
  4. One car accident victim may require up to 30 units of blood, a bleeding ulcer could require anything between 3-30 units of blood and a coronary artery bypass may use between 1-5 units of blood.
  5. Approximately 70,000 patients will have transfusions in Irish hospitals this year.
  6. 3,000 blood donors are needed each week in Ireland.
  7. A unit of blood lasts for just 35 days.
  8. Some blood packs for new born babies or cancer treatment only lasts for 5 days.
  9. There is no substitute for human blood.
  10. The IBTS supplies 71 hospitals in Ireland with blood and blood products 365 days a year.

Never given blood before and would like to contribute? Go along and chat to the helpful personnel involved. The life you save could be one of your own family.

Help Save a Life……… DO GIVE BLOOD

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1 comment to Facts Of Life From The Irish Blood Transfusion Service,

  • Gaz

    I wish more people could contribute to this life saving organisation. The staff are always so helpful and friendly staying with you to keep a close eye on the transfusion while keeping you company at the same time. Unfortunatly I couldn’t make it to the clinic in Thurles this time round but instead made the short trip to Stillorgan clinic in Dublin which opens every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 13.00 19.00. The service is slightly better because of the fact that it is a fixed clinic and the person giving blood are scheduled in for the transfusion. As a result you are not waiting to long. Bottom line these are a great bunch of professional people assisting you in saving a life. Please support the Irish blood transfusion service.

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