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St Mary's Primary School, Cabragh

Give Blood - Save Lives

23rd Nov 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service has asked us to share the following information with our local community.

'In Northern Ireland upwards of 850 units of blood are used by patients each week, yet 94% of the eligible population still do not give blood. Donated blood is usually transfused within three to four days of donation and we need to attract many new donors to ensure a safe supply of blood to our hospitals.

Blood is used in numerous ways, such as going to a child with leukaemia, a mother during childbirth, a person undergoing routine surgery, a person with cancer, or someone involved in an accident.

Anyone interested in donating blood should attend the local donation session in Killeeshil Community Centre on Tuesday 7th December.'

Please see the attached poster for details of how to make an appointment .