Co. Tipp People Encouraged to Donate Blood

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Logo of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service

People in County Tipperary are being encouraged to register and donate blood as supplies remain very low.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) says it is a very challenging time as there is an increase in demand – due to the HSE working through the backlog of patient treatments.

70% of blood donated is used for cancer treatment.

People can check their eligibility to donate blood by taking a short quiz on giveblood.ie.

There will be a clinic locally in the Canon Hayes Recreation Centre in Tipp Town on May 3rd, 4th and 5th between 4pm to 8pm.