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Iron is the main component needed for the production of haemoglobin, the pigment within our red blood cells, where it is required for oxygen transportation from the lungs to the body’s tissues, and the carbon dioxide transportation from the tissues to the lungs. In addition to transporting oxygen through the bloodstream Iron is also a component of myoglobin, a pigment which functions in the muscles in a similar fashion as haemoglobin in the blood therefore allowing muscle cells to retain oxygen.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service returns to the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, from Tuesday, May 7 to Thursday, May 9, with donation sessions from 4.30pm to 8pm and on Sunday, May 12, from 12pm to 3.30pm, with members of the public being urged to give blood and help save lives.
New figures from Irish Heart’s Mobile Health Unit service show that a total of 292 people from Westmeath have availed of its free blood pressure checks during its first full year of operation.
Friends of a local rowing champion who is awaiting a bone marrow transplant are spearheading a campaign to heighten awareness about the importance of becoming donors.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Services is holding a number of blood donation clinics this week in the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is holding a blood donor clinic in Westport on March 19, 20, and 21 in the Castlecourt Hotel. The clinic will run from 5pm to 8.30pm.
Pharmacist Eamonn Brady from Whelehans Pharmacy in Mullingar explains that there is no specific condition called ‘poor circulation’. There are many different causes of poor circulation. Symptoms of these conditions vary from ‘cold hands’, pins and needles in hands and feet, numbness, varicose veins, leg cramps, a heavy feeling in the limbs, and swollen ankles, right up to very serious conditions such as leg ulcers, gangrene, kidney failure, and brain aneurisms.
September is National Heart Month, and to mark the event the Irish Heart Foundation is holding a national blood pressure roadshow offering free blood pressure checks to community groups, the public, and Traveller organisations including the Galway Traveller Movement.
The Blood Donor Clinic will come to Westport on July 31, August 1 and August 2 in The Castlecourt Hotel from 5pm to 8.30pm. www.giveblood.ie
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service launched a new campaign which aims to increase public awareness of blood types and to encourage donors to bring their friends or “buddies” along with them when giving blood.