09 Aug Give Blood & Help Save a Life with The GEC

In association with The Irish Blood Transfusion Service, we will be offering all GEC Clients the chance to donate blood again. 

In the past, blood clinics have been organised in workplaces. Unfortunately due to budget cuts, this no longer happens with a ‘Corporate Ferry’ service now taking its place. 

We have organised a ‘Ferry Service’ on Tuesday August 23rd at 10am and 2.30pm. You will be picked up at The GEC 30 minutes before, taken to a blood donation clinic and dropped back to The GEC straight after. You might even get a free cup of coffee and a biscuit in between! 🙂

Please pass this email on to all your staff and encourage them to sign up (via lisa@gec.ie) as places are limited. 

Giving blood makes it possible for many people to lead normal healthy lives.  Every year thousands of patients require blood transfusions in our hospitals, because they are undergoing surgery, recovering from cancer or have been in a serious accident. 

People give blood for many reasons: 
•    they know somebody who needed or needs blood
•    they know they might need blood at some point in their own lives
•    they would like to give something back to their community

How much blood is needed?
•    50,000 donations are needed every year in the Dublin area
•    Over 1,000 people receive transfusions every week in Ireland
•    Only 3% of the Irish population give blood, providing blood for a population of over 4m
•    Only 5% of the Irish population eligible to give blood do so
•    A car accident victim may require up to 30 units of blood
•    A bleeding ulcer could require anything between 3-30 units of blood
•    A coronary artery bypass may use between 1-5 units of blood

* Please note that The GEC take no responsibility in relation to individual donations.

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