Monday 14 October 2019

Blood donation clinic back in Rush

St Maur's GAA headquarters in Rush will be the venue for the next visit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service mobile donation clinic.

The clinic will be open at St Maur's from 4.30pm to 8pm on Tuesday, March 19.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) provides the blood and blood products needed in hospitals to help these patients.

Blood transfusions may be required for routine surgical procedures and cancer treatment. A car accident victim may require up to 30 units of blood. The average adult has between 10 and 12 pints of blood. A blood donation is just 470mls - less than one pint.

Finbar Gethins, Area Manager is urging people who are between 18 and 60 years (or 67 years if you are a regular donor), over 7st 12 lbs (over 50kg), fit and healthy and have not donated in the last 90 days to make a special effort to attend.

Please eat at least a light snack in the 3 hours before donating. A total of 5,473 units were required in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin during 2018.

Fingal Independent