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Stocks of Ireland's most common blood group are down

Almost half of the country is O+.

DONATIONS OF THE most common blood group in Ireland are down.

Almost half of the country is O+.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service are asking people who are O+ to make a special effort.

They’ve made this appeal on their Facebook page,

47% per cent of the population is O+ and donations are down at the moment so if you O+ please make a special effort to give blood this week.

For a full list of where and when you can donate blood in your area go to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service website.

Read: Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what happens to your blood after you donate>

Read: Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood>

Read: Irish Blood Transfusion Service partners with the GAA to raise awareness of blood donation>

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