- Giving Blood
- About NIBTS
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Some of you may have seen our Christmas campaign featuring Joshua O’Neill from Belfast who, when only eighteen days old was diagnosed with a rare, life threating condition requiring emergency surgery, numerous operations and blood transfusions. It took a long time for him to recover but now Joshua is a happy seven year old and his parents Deirdre and Shane are very grateful to all those people who did not know Joshua but gave blood and saved his life.
However it is not just in the run up to Christmas that we need donors to come forward. The demand for blood is there all year round. Each week in Northern Ireland around 500 patients need a lifesaving transfusion. If you or any of your family or friends need blood you have a right to expect it to be there in whatever quantity is required, however not all of us will think about where it comes from.
You could be the quiet hero that saves the life of someone you don’t even know. Just think how good you will feel knowing that out there someone is alive because of what you did.
Giving blood is such an easy thing to do and will literally
save someone’s life within three to four days.
Please, don’t miss this opportunity to become a hero to someone less fortunate than yourself. There are nearly 1000 donation sessions a year at 240 different locations. There will be somewhere near you. To register to become a donor call 0500 534 666, or text BLOOD to 60081.
Don’t put it off, call or text now.
The NIBTS exists to fully supply the needs of all hospitals and clinical units in the province with safe and effective blood and blood products and other related services. The discharge of this function includes a commitment to the care and welfare of our voluntary donors.
The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service, established in 1946, is an independent, Special Agency of the DHSSPS. It is responsible for the collection, testing and distribution of over 64,000 blood donations each year. The Service operates three mobile units at around 250 locations throughout the province. Including headquarters, located on the site of the Belfast City Hospital, a total of almost 1,000 donation sessions are held each year.
Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
Tel 028 9032 1414