In 2020, Macra na Feirme were delighted to partner with the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.
A reminder for the clubs and counties to attend their nearest clinic (Covid mile restrictions do not apply as blood donations are an essential service) and mention at the registration desk that they are associated with Macra na Feirme (first time, regular and lapsed donors). Encourage family and friends to also donate and they too can mention they are associated with Macra.
The IBTS are currently unable to advertise nationally in any significant way as they are really struggling to schedule clinics in advance due to Covid restrictions and venue issues. What that means is when they do have a clinic on, they need to ensure that clinic to be successful. Thus the role of promoting clinics locally is vital. There is now an increased importance for the role local communities such as Macra na Feirme can play during Covid-19.
Macra's aim is to reach 100 donors by the end of May - we can do it!