Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy said
“Blood donation is very important for the proper delivery of health care. Each 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.
There is a lot of pressure placed on the Blood Transfusion service particularly over the summer with people being away on holidays. They have said that the need for blood is constant, with 500 patients in the north needing transfusions each week, but at this time of year it can be particularly difficult to maintain their blood stocks.
I would urge anyone who can ,to go along to the blood donation session at St Brigids College on the Glengalliagh Road this coming Monday 30th June between 2.00 – 4.15pm and 5.30pm -8pm