IBTS aim to recruit 15,000 new blood donors as Limerick clinics planned

Ann Marie Neville, Blood Donor from Ballylongford, Kerry, Josephine Haddock, IBTS Nurse, Askeaton, Limerick and Alex O’Connor, IBTS Recruitment Executive.

THE IRISH Blood Transfusion Service has launched a major drive to recruit 15,000 new blood donors in 2024.

“The demand for blood is constant and on any given day 200 patients receive transfusions in Irish hospitals,” a spokesperson for the IBTS said.

As part of the drive, local clinics will take place across Limerick.

Rathkeale House Hotel will host a blood drive on March 6 and 7 from 4.50pm to 8.10pm.

The Woodlands House Hotel in Adare will hold a donation clinic on March 13 from 4.50pm to 8.10pm, while a clinic will be held at the University of Limerick on March 14 from 11.50am to 3.10pm.

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