Help Save a Life – Give Blood In Thurles

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Please Give Blood

Help Save a Life – Give Blood In Thurles


WHEN:  Tuesday 28th October, 2014.
TIME 2.00pm5.00pm (afternoon clinic)

Other Dates
WHEN:  Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th October, and Monday 3rd November, 2014.
TIME: 6.00pm9.00pm each day, (evening clinics).

For further details:  Why not check out their website @ www. 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.

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