The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service is asking for our support. 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.
If you are interested in helping, there will be a local blood donation session in Cushendall Parish Centre on Wednesday 23rd February.