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Thurles Blood Donation Clinic

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 operational times and dates shown hereunder.

Monday 13th February, 2012 from 2:30pm – 5:30pm.
Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th February, 2012, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm each day.

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

  1. One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives.
  2. Only 5% of the population are regular blood donors.
  3. Over 1,000 Irish people receive transfusions every week 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. Over 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.

So remember if you are not already a doner, here is your chance and the life you could save might just be your own.


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