BLOOD SUPPLY LEVELS in Ireland are running low.
It’s a warning we’ve heard many times before and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) puts a decrease in donation in recent months down to a number of factors.
Stephen Cousins, national donor services manager with the IBTS, told us: “If you go back over 10 years, emigration has definitely been a part of it, especially in rural clinics the volume has just fallen.”
He said people travelling to more exotic locations and having less time also play a role.
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