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Thurles – February 2013 Blood Donation Clinic Dates

give-bloodTHURLES BLOOD DONATION CLINIC DATES & TIMES

WHERE ON: The Dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
DATES WHEN: Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th February, 2013.
WHAT TIMES: Monday 11th February only 2:30pm – 5:30pm. All other dates shown above 6:00pm – 9:00pm each day.

Help Save a Life ……… PLEASE, PLEASE ……… GIVE BLOOD

For further details check their website www.giveblood.ie or contact them on Tel: 061 306980.

Allow us to remind you of some little known facts.
One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives.
Only 5% of the population are regular blood donors.
Over 1,000 Irish people receive transfusions every week in Ireland.
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.
Approximately 70,000 patients will have transfusions in Irish hospitals this year.
3,000 blood donors are needed each week in Ireland.
A unit of blood lasts for just 35 days.
Some blood packs for new born babies or cancer treatment only lasts for 5 days.
There is no substitute for human blood.
The IBTS supplies 71 hospitals in Ireland with blood and blood products 365 days a year.

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