- Giving Blood
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The need for blood remains throughout the year yet attendances quite often drop in the summer as people go on holiday or enjoy the good weather. Attention will also be on the Euro Football Championship but during these months we are asking donors to make an extra effort to donate blood. Regular donors are vital to keeping our blood stocks at the required level but we would also welcome new donors to our sessions. By taking the time to donate over the coming weeks, you will be giving someone extra time this summer.
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