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#Blood donation

# blood-donation - Monday 20 May, 2019

Man brings High Court challenge over IBTS policy on gay men donating blood

The action has been taken by 27-year-old Tomas Heneghan.

# blood-donation - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Poll: Do you donate blood? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you donate blood?

Health Minister Simon Harris has encouraged people to give blood over the coming weeks.

# blood-donation - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'There's no better symbol of integration than the exchange of blood:' Polish residents launch Bloody Foreigners campaign Blood Donation This post contains videos

'There's no better symbol of integration than the exchange of blood:' Polish residents launch Bloody Foreigners campaign

The Polish community in Ireland are encouraging their members to give blood donations.

# blood-donation - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'We have limited time': Urgent appeal for blood donations as just three-day supply left

All IBTS clinics nationwide were closed last week for a number of days due to the impact of Storm Emma.

# blood-donation - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Want to donate blood more often? It doesn't have any major side effects

A major randomised trial could have an impact worldwide.

# blood-donation - Monday 16 January, 2017

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted

From today, a man who last had sex with another man more than 12 months ago will now be able to donate blood if he meets the other blood donor selection criteria.

# blood-donation - Friday 21 October, 2016

Poll: Do you donate blood? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you donate blood?

Supplies are currently running low.

"People always say 'yes absolutely I'll give blood' but they don't" - Why are fewer people giving blood?

First time blood donation levels have dropped by a fifth in the last decade.

# blood-donation - Saturday 13 August, 2016

'They openly debated what sort of sex I had': What it was like being at the centre of the blood-ban case

Tomás Heneghan took a case against the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to get rid of the lifelong ban on gay men giving blood.

# blood-donation - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Tourist undergoes emergency surgery after strangers in Thailand queue to give blood

Lucy Hill (21) received the blood type required for a transfusion after an online campaign for donors went viral.

# blood-donation - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: 'We've been exposing donors to developing anaemia'

A new test introduced in July last year has been failing to identify donors with an iron deficiency.

# blood-donation - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

European Court of Justice rules lifetime ban of gay men giving blood "may be justified"

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has moved to have the ban lifted in Ireland.

# blood-donation - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Gay men still can't donate blood in Ireland – it's not only unfair, it's illogical

Our blood banks often run low, yet we are locking thousands of safe donors out.

# blood-donation - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood

The minister wants to see the ban replaced with a 12 month deferral period.

# blood-donation - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood

A policy paper being examined sets out options including a total removal of the ban and a time deferral on donation.

# blood-donation - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Cork man starts 'Bloodnominations' after best friend's cancer diagnosis

35-year-old David McCarthy found out his friend Pete has bone marrow cancer and said he wanted to feel like he was doing something.

# blood-donation - Monday 17 March, 2014

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what happens to your blood after you donate

Ever wondered what happens to blood after it’s been donated? Here it is explained.

# blood-donation - Friday 24 May, 2013

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations

A study shows that more blood donors will be needed in the future to cater for the ‘grey tsunami of ageing populations’ and the complex surgeries they will be getting.

# blood-donation - Friday 25 February, 2011

Three in four hospital interns take blood without gloves

A survey of medical interns in two of Dublin’s teaching hospitals reveals that just 26 per cent wear gloves when taking blood.