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Upcoming Thurles Blood Donation Clinics

Ms Geraldine O’Rourke of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service reports:-

“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 24th June, 2019 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th June, 2019, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm each day.

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

Please Give Blood
  • 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.
  • Over 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.

So remember if you are not already a blood doner, here is your opportunity and you never know, the life you save could be your own.


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