Another highly successful blood donation event

05 November 2012
Another highly successful blood donation event

KIND-HEARTED Larne residents turned out in droves once again for the latest blood donation session in the town.

A total of 134 donors attended First Presbyterian Church Hall on Inver Road on Wednesday, April 11 as the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS) arrived in town.

Ten of those who gave blood were first time donors, and a total of 109 units of blood were taken over the course of the day.

The local figure is up significantly from the previous session in March, when 126 people gave blood.

Larne has one of the highest rates of blood donation in the Province, and the NIBTS is keen to ensure that trend continues as it struggles to maintain stocks to provide for those in need.

In a normal week, around 500 people in Northern Ireland need a blood transfusion. However, only a small percentage of the population actually donates blood.

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