Thurles Blood Donation Clinics

WHEN: Monday 25th June, 2012.
TIME: From 2:30pm – 5:30pm
WHEN: Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th June, 2012.
TIME: From 6pm – 9pm each day.

So do help save a life, & if further details are required please check their website or contact them on Tel: 061-306980

Ten facts which will help demonstrate how precious your gift of blood really makes to others in emergency situations.

    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. Just 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. Approximately 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 supply 71 hospitals in Ireland with blood and blood products 365 days a year.

Thanking you, in anticipation, for this precious gift.


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