The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is importing a consignment of blood from the UK due to a shortage in supply here.
It's the second time this year a delivery from the NHS has been needed.
🩸 Blood is being imported to Ireland from the UK due to a shortage.
It’s the second time this year a NHS delivery has been needed here.
IBTS appealing for donations to maintain supply@over the coming months.
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) December 21, 2021
410 units are being collected from Manchester today.
The IBTS is appealing for public support to maintain supply over the coming months.
It has been severly impacted by appoinments being cancelled due to Covid 19, and Storm Barra leading to clinics being closed and the loss of approximately 300 donations.