IBTS and GAA Partnership

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) and the GAA recently announced details of a partnership to raise awareness of blood donation and access to the service for GAA clubs and their members throughout the country.
To date, 20 GAA clubs around Ireland host blood donation clinics on the grounds of their club. The IBTS is hoping by the end of 2014 to create an additional 20 GAA hosted clinics. In addition they are seeking 400 clubs to sign up to promote and support existing community clinics, with the overall aim that this will lead to 15,000 donations annually through the andamp;lsquo;Itandamp;rsquo;s In Your Bloodandamp;rsquo; partnership.
The partnership was formally agreed in June 2012 with presentations to provincial councils and county boards across the country. The partnership was formally launched by GAA President Liam Oandamp;rsquo;Neill and the Chief Executive of the IBTS, Andy Kelly at the IBTS National Blood Centre. A key aim of the campaign is to make it convenientandamp;nbsp;for GAA members to give blood through interaction and promotion at local GAA club level, including hosting blood donation clinics at GAA clubhouses.
For more information, please visit:andamp;nbsp;www.giveblood.ie/About_Us/GAA

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