Give Blood: Clinics in Clonmel for November-December 2020

by admin on 28/11/2020

Irish Blood Transfusion Service IBTS

Why give blood:

Anyone who undergoes serious surgery needs a blood transfusion to replace what they lose during their operation. Many critically ill people with long-term conditions like haemophilia or leukaemia require blood or blood products, such as platelets, on a regular basis to keep them alive and improve their quality of life. All this blood has to be donated by someone, and the job of collecting blood and blood products for these Irish patients belongs to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS).

COVID-19 measures taken by IBTS – Patients will still require blood and platelets:

As a frontline essential service, it is vital that the IBTS continues to collect enough blood and platelets to maintain the supplies to our hospitals during the Covid-19 situation. Hospital demand is now back at Pre Covid levels so it is important our donation clinics collect enough blood each week.

In keeping with public health guidelines the IBTS will work to constantly ensure that our staff, donors and patients are kept as safe as possible. To achieve this, the IBTS has decided to make changes to how our clinics operate.

We are asking all donors to make an appointment to attend their upcoming clinic:

For all clinics we have introduced appointment slots that prioritise regular donors who have made appointments. We will limit the number of appointments for donors presenting at clinic every 10 minutes, and manage the subsequent flow of donors throughout the clinic.

We appreciate that this will be a big change for donors but will allow us to put the safety of our donors and staff to the fore, by enabling reasonable social distancing throughout the clinic, reducing queues, and improving the time it takes donors to complete their donation.

Eligible donors for upcoming clinics will be sent a text message, including your donor ID number, detailing how you can contact us to make an appointment to donate. We urge you to call us to make an appointment to guarantee your registration slot, and to ensure we collect enough blood at each clinic.

New and Returning donors are also welcome to call to make an appointment for any upcoming clinics

Clinics in Clonmel will take place at the Clonmel Park Hotel

Monday, 30th November 2020, 16:45 – 20:40
Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 14:45 – 17:00 & 18:45 – 21:00
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 14:45 – 17:00 & 18:45 – 21:00
Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 14:45 – 17:00
 
 
Monday, 14th December 2020, 16:45 – 20:40
Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 14:45 – 17:00 & 18:45 – 21:00
Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 14:45 – 17:00 & 18:45 – 21:00
 
 

Helpful Hints

We recommend that you have eaten something and have had plenty of cold drinks.

Allow yourself about an hour to an hour and a half to complete the process at the clinic from registration to refreshments.

If you feel unwell after making a donation or think you may be coming down with an infection and wish to speak to the doctor on call, please contact us at 021 4807400 for donors in the Munster region.

For more information go to www.giveblood.ie 

 

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