Please Give Blood
Help Save a Life – Give Blood In Thurles
WHERE:¬† THE DOME, SEMPLE STADIUM, THURLES, CO. TIPPERARY.
WHEN:¬† Tuesday 28th October, 2014.
TIME:¬† 2.00pm – 5.00pm (afternoon clinic)
WHEN:¬† Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th October, and Monday 3rd November, 2014.
TIME: 6.00pm – 9.00pm each day, (evening clinics).
For further details:¬† Why not check out their website @ www. giveblood.ie or contact them by Tel: 061 – 306980.
Some Important Facts To Remember About Blood Donations
- 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.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have reported that some twelve Closure Orders and two Prohibition Orders were served countrywide on food businesses during the month of September for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
The Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.
Five of these countrywide Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998, and included Kilcoran Lodge Hotel (excludes of sale and service of beverages at hotel bar), Kilcoran, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. This Closure Order was served on the 4th of September last; however the order was lifted again, to the satisfaction of environmental health officers, five days later on¬†September 9th.
Commenting on the high number of closures last month, FSAI chief executive Prof Alan Reilly stated that some businesses were putting their customer’s health at risk by not complying with statutory legal obligations governing food safety and hygiene. “There are absolutely no excuses for negligent practices within the industry. The environmental health officers who inspect these food businesses continue to find unacceptable levels of non-compliance with food safety legislation,” he stated.
Food businesses seeking advice may contact the FSAI on Telephone 1890 336677 or visit the Food Safety Authority of Ireland website fsai.ie.
Please Give Blood
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTC) will visit Thurles on four separate dates during the coming week.
These visits will take place on the following dates shown hereunder:
When: Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th June, 2014.
Where: The Dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.
Clinic Times: Monday 23rd – 2:00 pm through to 5:00 pm, (afternoon clinic)
Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th June – opening times will be 6:00pm through to 9:00pm, (evening clinics).
Keep in mind that one unit of blood lasts for just 35 days, while some blood packs for new born babies or cancer treatment, only lasts for 5 days. There is no substitute for human blood and the IBTS supplies 71 of our hospitals here in Ireland with blood and blood products 365 days a year.
Never given blood before?¬† Why not give it a try – remember just one car accident victim may require up to 30 units of blood, a bleeding ulcer could require anything between 3 to 30 units of blood and a coronary artery bypass may use between 1 to 5 units of blood.
The life you may save could be your own.
Due to identified structural problems and in the interest of public safety Thurles Swimming Pool and Health Suite continues to remain closed until further notice.
Management and staff at the Centre apologise for this unavoidable inconvenience and promise to post updates as soon as new information becomes available.
Thurles Swimming Pool Update
Recently re-elected Tipperary FF Councillor Mr Seamus Hanafin has stated that specialist engineers have now examined Thurles Swimming Pool since Monday of last week and have taken away samples of Tiles, Adhesives, Grout and other Compounds for further analysis. Their report is imminent and should identify both cause and solution to this disappointing problem.
Councillor Hanafin has stated “I have been assured that Council Officials are treating this problem with extreme urgency and are anxious to have the Pool re-opened as quickly as possible. However it is imperative for all concerned that a proper and permanent solution be now identified. To this end therefore no time frame for the pool reopening is available just at the moment.”
Please note: The excellent Gym facilities at this fine Health Venue will still remain operating as normal and customers can avail of discounted ‘Pay As You Go’ rates, which will reflect the temporary closure of the pool.
So do please direct all enquiries to reception (Telephone 0504-58640) or keep an eye on their website by clicking HERE.
Its official; Ireland’s fittest girls in 2014 are students attending the Ursuline Secondary School, based here in Thurles, Co Tipperary.
A total of 13,067 students (7,242 boys and 5,825 girls) from 26 counties across Ireland successfully completed the Aviva Health’s Schools’ Fitness Challenge for 2014.
Not only were improvements in fitness observed amongst participating students after the relatively short period of exercise intervention, but the results show that boys are now 45% fitter than girls compared to 60% fitter last year, meaning that girls are closing the gap in fitness levels compared to boys.
It should be noted that students who completed the Schools’ Fitness Challenge experienced, on average, almost a 19% improvement in their fitness levels.
For schools not as yet taking part, note, further information is available on Aviva Health’s Schools’ Fitness Challenge 2014 and to view participation & fitness maps for all Irish counties, please click Here.