Appeal for blood: Sunny weather leads to sharp drop in donations
THE IRISH Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS)has made an urgent appeal for donations as the warm spell has seen a sharp fall in stocks.
Chief Executive, Andrew Kelly, said donations fell by 26pc at some clinics last week as people made the most of the good weather.
There is currently a four-day supply of blood in the country, but the IBTS would like to have seven days in the bank.
It is expected that the exams and Euro 2012 will see a further drop in donations, and Mr Kelly appealed to donors to make a special effort to give blood in the coming weeks.