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Blood Donation Clinic

November 201621st

14:00 Abbey Court HotelCommunity, Health and Well Being

Blood Donation Clinic

You have two opportunities to donate blood and save a life

WHEN: Monday 21st November, 2016

TIME: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

and

WHEN: Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th November, 2016.

TIME: 5:00pm - 8:00pm each day.
Help Save a Life…......GIVE BLOOD

For further details check our website www.giveblood.ie or contact us on 061 - 306980.

Some facts:

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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