Unfortunately despite being one of the healthiest men seen by the staff at St James Hospital, Mark was not eligible to give platelets due to having a slightly lower platelet count than is acceptable for donation criteria. Never one to give up, Mark has pledged to become a regular blood donator instead! Eoin was unable to give platelets because of his recent 6 month touring holiday around Asia and Australia from which he returned in June.
Both lads would encourage anyone who is considering donating platelets or blood to contact the Irish Blood Transfusion Board or visit the website ( www.giveblood.ie ) for further information.
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