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Poll: Do you donate blood?

Supplies are currently running low.

Image: Shutterstock/ANURAKE SINGTO-ON

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.

We want to know: Do you donate blood?

Poll Results:

I'm not allowed (4416)
No (3915)
Yes, but irregularly (1912)
Yes, often (1403)

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Órla Ryan

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