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Saturday 16 December 2017

Mobile blood donor clinic in Rush attracts 111 donors

Some 111 donors attended the recent clinic in St. Maur's G.A.A. Centre in Rush organised by the Irish Blood Tranfusion Service.

A special thank you was extended to local voluntary organiser Trish Walls for her help and support prior to and during the holding of the clinic.

The IBTS said it was essential that it maintains and increases the level of support on the return visit to Rush. A breakdown of the total figures show that 10 first time donors and nine former donors attended the clinic.

A special thank you to Gerry Foley, St. Maur's G.A.A. Centre who facilitated us.

About 70,000 patients are transfused with blood each year in 67 Irish Hospitals. To do this we must collect approximately 3,000 donations of blood each and every week from voluntary donors like you. A total of 5,747 units alone were required in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin during 2016.

Fingal Independent

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