If you’d like to help save a life, there is an opportunity to give blood at the IBTS mobile clinic located in St. Francis National School, Blackrock, Monday, October, 16 from 5pm to 8:30pm.
Some day this could be you or a family member. Every day, patients in hospitals throughout Ireland require blood transfusions. Each and every week 3,000 donations are needed in Ireland.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) provides the blood and blood products needed in hospitals to help these patients. Please remember that Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda required 2,466 units in 2016
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.
If you are fit and healthy, aged 18 to 65 (between 65 and 70 years if you have donated in the last 10 years) over 7st.12 lbs. (50kg) and have not donated in the last 90 days, please make a special effort to come along.
Help ensure that essential blood supplies are always available. Remember you can make a difference.
Please eat at least a light snack in the 3 hours before donating. Please ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly.