The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is putting out an appeal for extra blood donations between now and Christmas.
Pressure will be greater this year because Christmas and New Year both fall on a Monday – which are usually donor collection days.
Blood donation clinics are being held in Ennis this week – starting tomorrow – while further clinics will be held in Ennis, as well as in Scarriff and Shannon, later this month.
Operations Director, Paul McKinney says they need 15,000 donations between now and the 7th of January – just to maintain supply:
To find where and when you can make a blood donation, you can visit The Irish Blood Transfusion Service website here.