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Blood Donation Greatly Affected Since Pandemic Declared

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Irish Blood Transfusion Annual Report 2021

Blood donation was one of the worst affected sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service's annual report for 2021, reveals severe shortages led to it importing blood from Britain twice last year to keep up.

Despite there being a slight increase this year, chief executive officer of the service, Orla O’Brien, says even more is needed.

She describes why regular blood donation is so important:

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