Friday 30 September 2016

Donate blood in Dundalk

Published 16/01/2013 | 09:45

THE Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) will host a series of clinics in Dundalk next week.

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One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. Every day, patients in hospitals throughout Ireland require blood transfusions. Sometimes it may be for a routine surgical procedure such as a hip operation.

Other times it may be for someone recovering from a road traffic accident, major surgery such as a heart bypass.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service provides the blood and blood products needed in hospitals to help these patients. Every week 3,000 donations are needed in Ireland.

If you'd like to help, there is an opportunity to give blood at the IBTS mobile clinic in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, January 22, and Wednesday January 23, from 5pm to 8.30pm

The second clinic will be held in the Clan Na nGael GAA Centre on Thursday, January 24, from 5pm to 8.30pm

For further details contact the donor information line at 1850 731137.

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