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Ann Doherty of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service has asked me to inform our readers that the Blood Donation Clinic will be visiting The Dome, Semple Stadium here in Thurles in the coming week.

The Service will also be visiting Nenagh on Monday November 3rdThursday November 6th 2011.

Venue In Thurles: The Dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co, Tipperary.

Time: Afternoon Clinic – 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, on Wednesday 2nd November.

The clinic will also be visiting Thurles on Thursday 3rd,  Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th of November starting  at 6:00pm – 9:00 pm each evening.

For further details click Here to check their website or contact them on Tel:- 061 306980.

Blood Transfusion Service Facts

Keep in mind that 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 each year.


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