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Ulster GAA to launch blood donor campaign at quarter-final

Ulster GAA will launch its new health campaign ‘Blood Sub: Blood Hub’ on World Blood Donor Day this Sunday, June 14.

It will happen before the Ulster Championship Quarter Final between Armagh and Donegal in the Athletic Grounds at 1.25pm.

Ulster GAA President Martin McAviney will be joined on the pitch at the Athletic Grounds by Stephen Cousins, from the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, and Emma Sloan, from the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service.

There they will release 100 red balloons into the Armagh sky.blood donor day

The ‘Blood Sub: Blood Hub’ Campaign has two main aims.

The Blood Sub element is to encourage GAA members and supporters to become a ‘blood sub’ by donating blood which will help save lives.

The Blood Hub element is to encourage GAA clubs to sign up to become ‘hubs’, whereby blood donations will be taken.

The 100 red balloons are to symbolise 100 blood subs donating their blood, and this is to emphasis to clubs that 100 blood donors are required for a single blood donation event at their club.

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