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Monday 22 July 2019

Heartfelt thanks from transfusion service

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has thanked the people of Fingal for their donations in 2018
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has thanked the people of Fingal for their donations in 2018

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is a regular visitor to the towns and villages of Fingal and would like to thank everyone in Fingal who has provided life-saving blood to the service over the last year and hopes that you will continue to do so in big numbers in the coming year.

The mobile service can be seen regularly in many of our towns and villages and that will continue to be the case in 2019 where the service hopes there will be queues of eager blood donors waiting to give what is potentially a life-saving gift.

The final visit the service made to Fingal in 2018 was in Skerries where a staggering 112 people showed up to give blood.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) would like to thank all 112 Donors who attended the recently held clinic in Skerries Community Centre. A breakdown of the total figure shows that 20 first time Donors and 20 former Donors attended the clinic.

A special thank you goes to the service's local voluntary organiser, Sara Rock and the Community Centre for the use of their facilities who accommodate the Irish Blood Transfusion Service for all of its clinics in Skerries.

About 70,000 patients are transfused with blood each year in Irish Hospitals. To do this, the service must collect approximately 3,000 donations of blood each and every week from voluntary donors like you. A total of 5,714 units were required in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin alone during 2017.

A spokesperson for the service said: 'Finally on behalf of all the patients in hospitals who benefit from your generosity a heartfelt thank you to all who attended or helped with our Skerries clinic in any way.' Those thanks extend across Fingal to all who have donated.

Fingal Independent

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