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All About Blood

In this section read all about blood. Blood group basics, interesting facts, what blood is used for, the history of blood transfusion in Ireland and the world and then useful links to other blood related websites.

Information on the Blood Donation Process can be found here. Read more about Giving Platelets and the Bone Marrow Registry here.

Blood Group Basics

Read about blood groups, how they are classified and how they are distributed among the population.

Did you Know?

Interesting facts about blood and blood transfusions.

How Blood is Used

Find out about what the different parts of blood are used for?

History of Blood Transfusion

Learn about the history of blood transfusion in Ireland and the world from 1665 to today.

Useful Links

Access links to other blood related websites and publications

National Blood Centre, James's Street, Dublin 8.       Tel: 00 353 1 4322800       Fax: 00 353 1 4322930