Our platelet donation clinics are in Dublin and Cork. Platelets are used in the treatment of cancer and leukemic patients, bone marrow transplant, new born babies and burns victims. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service provides life-saving platelets to all of the hospitals in Ireland. Due to the rising number of cancer diagnosis in the country, there is always a need for platelet donors. There are just 2,200 Irish platelet donors and we are looking for new donors to join the panel.
For more than 80 diseases and disorders, a stem cell transplant can be a treatment option. The Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry is determined to help patients find a life-saving unrelated donor. Every person who registers gives a patient in need a better chance of finding their life-saving match. It is important to understand what is involved in the process, including the commitment required. Find all the information you need here!
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must not have had a tattoo/piercing in last 4 months
should check guidelines if you have been outside Ireland in last 12 months, or been prescribed medication, or had medical treatment in last 6 months. Even better take the quick reminder regular donor eligibility quiz
Please ensure you eat well and are hydrated before the clinic
Please remember to cancel if you can’t make your appointment
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