The Rt. Honourable Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Mick Finn also attended and congratulated the donors who had come from across Munster.
Donor Services Manger, Maureen Gill-Emerson stated “without regular donors, the IBTS would not be able to supply hospitals across the country with the necessary blood needed for patients. Because of your generosity and selflessness, thousands of patients across Ireland have been helped.”
Guest speaker, Ms Jess Burke-Walsh, spoke on behalf of her daughter, Lily, who has benefitted from multiple blood transfusions, and thanked the donors stating their blood donations have given their daughter a childhood.