Partners & Supporters
The IBTS is proud to have Vodafone Ireland as our main corporate partner. This partnership provides us with one million free texts to communicate with our donors, facilitating clinic reminders, blood group specific recruitment campaigns and very importantly, the thank you text after visiting one of our clinics. The text messages Vodafone provide are instrumental in motivating donors to attend clinics. In a donor survey 90% of interviewees described the facility as ‘good’ and ‘excellent’. Vodafone also support several of our key events and campaigns throughout the year. In addition to this, they participated in the launch of Ireland’s very first Bloodmobile with us.
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11890 Enlightened Directory Enquiries support us promoting blood donation in the thousands of text messages they send out every day. 11890 customers are reminded to give blood or learn more about our services, by means of a short reminder at the end of the free ‘text back’ facility. This is invaluable in assisting us in accessing and communicating with a greater market of ‘non-donors’.
Macra na Feirme
The Macra Na Feirme has recently come on board to support us by ensuring all their local clubs are linked to a blood clinic when we are in their area. This simple but very effective scheme ensures we are reaching donors on a local footing in their communities.
We are currently seeking support from businesses and communities nationwide. If your organisation can offer support by means of communicating to your groups, spreading the word locally or creating new opportunities for us, we’d really like to hear from you. Call 01-4322913 to discuss further. Thank you.