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#Blood Ban

# blood-ban - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Ban on blood donations from people who lived in UK to be lifted

The ban was introduced as a result of a Mad Cow Disease epidemic.

# blood-ban - Friday 24 June, 2016

Move to change gay blood ban to 12-month deferral period welcomed

A report was given to the Department of Health yesterday evening.

# blood-ban - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

This 23-year-old student is challenging Ireland's gay blood donation ban

But why is the ban still in place and on what grounds is it being challenged?

# blood-ban - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Ireland won't lift ban on MSM blood donors, despite British move

Britain relaxes its ban on blood donations from men who sleep with men, but there are no plans for a similar move in Ireland.