Heart­felt thanks from trans­fu­sion ser­vice

Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

Fiona Collins, Sinead Creamer and Denise Cor­co­ran at the O’dwyer’s Strictly Come Danc­ing in the City North Ho­tel

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

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