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Irish Blood Transfusion Service To Visit Thurles On February 17th for 4 days

Ms Geraldine O’Rourke of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service reports: –

“The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit Thurles, Co. Tipperary, operating from The Dome, Semple Stadium, over the coming week.

Do please make a special note of their four operational times and dates here in Thurles, all of which are shown hereunder:-

Monday 17th February, 2020 from 2:00pm5:00pm.
Tuesday 18th February, 2020 from 5:30pm8:30pm.
Wednesday 19th February, 2020 from 5:30pm8:30pm.
Thursday 20th February, 2020 from 5:30pm8:30pm.

When deciding to attend, please do keep in mind the following facts: –

  • You can visit any clinic 90 days after your last donation.
  • 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.
  • Over 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.

So, remember if you are not already a blood donor, here is the perfect opportunity and you never know, the life you save could be your own.

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