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Blood Donation Clinics in Waterford

  • 02-02-2021 5:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,075 ✭✭✭ Gadgie


    How often do they run blood donation clinics in Waterford? I have checked the giveblood.ie website and there is nothing scheduled at all. I have registed my interest but received nothing from them.

    I used to donate in Limerick and there were multiple clinics scheduled every month at various locations.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,249 ✭✭✭ CardBordWindow


    Gadgie wrote: »
    How often do they run blood donation clinics in Waterford? I have checked the giveblood.ie website and there is nothing scheduled at all. I have registed my interest but received nothing from them.

    I used to donate in Limerick and there were multiple clinics scheduled every month at various locations.
    Normally every 3-4 months. The last time was the start of November.
    I have found that since Covid, they don't tend to put up the details as far ahead as they used to.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,810 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    Gadgie wrote: »
    How often do they run blood donation clinics in Waterford? I have checked the giveblood.ie website and there is nothing scheduled at all. I have registed my interest but received nothing from them.

    I used to donate in Limerick and there were multiple clinics scheduled every month at various locations.

    I last donated on 1st Nov and I rang them yesterday to see if there’s anything planned for this month in Waterford and there isn’t nor is there anything scheduled for next month either. That can change at short notice though. I was offered a place in Wexford town next Monday or Tuesday if I wanted to donate down there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭ Oscar Madison


    It's by appointment only now and it works a lot better by doing it this way.

    Usually March when they start again here!


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,810 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    It's by appointment only now and it works a lot better by doing it this way.

    Usually March when they start again here!

    It’s been appointment only now since last April/May as far as I know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,075 ✭✭✭ Gadgie


    Aquos76 wrote: »
    It’s been appointment only now since last April/May as far as I know.

    Yep, the last time I donated was end of September in Limerick and that was by appointment. I became eligible to donate again at end of December, so I was checking for clinics in Waterford during January but there's been nothing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20 Mad Peggy


    Giving blood is such an important thing. My sons, grandsons and great grandsons give it as much as they can every year. Since coronavirus happened we've had to hook the grandchildren up to old bovine machinery and send the blood by freight in order to keep the family name good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ Rustyman101


    Mad Peggy wrote: »
    Giving blood is such an important thing. My sons, grandsons and great grandsons give it as much as they can every year. Since coronavirus happened we've had to hook the grandchildren up to old bovine machinery and send the blood by freight in order to keep the family name good.
    good user name !


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,280 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    Gadgie wrote: »
    How often do they run blood donation clinics in Waterford? I have checked the giveblood.ie website and there is nothing scheduled at all. I have registed my interest but received nothing from them.

    I used to donate in Limerick and there were multiple clinics scheduled every month at various locations.

    Haven't seen as many notices, I was told actually I'd always get a text when they were going to be in Waterford as a blood donor but have never got one.

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ Rustyman101


    Haven't seen as many notices, I was told actually I'd always get a text when they were going to be in Waterford as a blood donor but have never got one.
    haven't gotten 1 either, much better system now, done n dusted in an hour ! maybe next month, not sure if they are targeting specific groups depending on stock levels !


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,810 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    I was told recently that the reason there are so few clinics at the minute is because many of the hotels which they use are currently closed due to covid restrictions and the staff of these hotels are on the pandemic payment also.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,249 ✭✭✭ CardBordWindow


    There's a clinic in the Woodlands March 7th-11th, 15th, 16th & 18th


  • Registered Users Posts: 395 ✭✭ niallo76


    Haven't seen as many notices, I was told actually I'd always get a text when they were going to be in Waterford as a blood donor but have never got one.


    maybe you have to update your details-i get a text from the IBTS a week before they come into town.
    So much better with the appointment system -done and dusted within the hour-so much better than before.


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