Blood donations drop in fine weather

Tuesday 23 July 2013 23.12
The IBTS says it has only four days of supply remaining in the main blood groups
The IBTS says it has only four days of supply remaining in the main blood groups

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is urging people to make a special effort to give blood over the coming weeks following a drop in donations during the good weather.

The IBTS says it has only four days of supply remaining in the main blood groups after a 10% drop in donations.

The service is warning that if the trend continues it will significantly impact on available supplies.

The IBTS is asking donors to make a special effort to give blood in the lead-up to the bank holiday weekend and in the weeks following.

More details on blood donation are available at www.giveblood.ie