Blood donation clinic to take place locally as demand remains high

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BLOOD donors in Limerick are advised of an upcoming blood donation clinic in the city.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) will hold a clinic at the Greenhills Hotel on the Ennis Road this evening (Thursday, August 31).

The clinic will take place from 4.20pm to 7.40pm, and new donors are welcome to attend.

The IBTS says that demand for blood in hospitals is currently very high.

According to the IBTS, current hospital blood requirement are nearly six per cent higher than requirements this time last year.

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The summer holiday season also presents a challenge to blood supplies as regular donors may be away.

Anyone interested in becoming a blood donor, or returning to make a donation can schedule an appointment by calling 1800 222 111.