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# ibts - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Blood shortage sees IBTS importing bulk consignment from UK for first time since 1990s
# Blood Shortage
# Blood Shortage

Blood shortage sees IBTS importing bulk consignment from UK for first time since 1990s

Jun 30th 2021, 1:10 PM 12,366 Views 37 Comments

The IBTS is asking for public support to maintain the blood supply over the summer months.

# ibts - Monday 20 May, 2019

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

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

May 20th 2019, 7:11 PM 12,274 Views 0 Comments

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

# ibts - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'Newborn babies can only receive blood given in the last five days - so why are so few of us donating?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Newborn babies can only receive blood given in the last five days - so why are so few of us donating?'

Aug 5th 2018, 3:00 PM 19,823 Views 58 Comments

Only 3% of us who are eligible to give blood actually do so.

# ibts - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 6th 2018, 5:23 PM 23,876 Views 60 Comments

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

# ibts - Thursday 31 August, 2017

IBTS director hangs up phone after radio presenter asks about Hepatitis B case
# Dodged
# Dodged

IBTS director hangs up phone after radio presenter asks about Hepatitis B case

Aug 31st 2017, 2:53 PM 40,912 Views 45 Comments

It was announced yesterday that a patient in Ireland had contracted the virus from a blood transfusion.

# ibts - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

A patient in Ireland has contracted Hepatitis B from a blood transfusion
# Rare Occurrence
# Rare Occurrence

A patient in Ireland has contracted Hepatitis B from a blood transfusion

Aug 30th 2017, 12:57 PM 19,122 Views 37 Comments

The Irish Blood Transfusion Board has tested 1.2 million donations for the infection.

# ibts - Monday 16 January, 2017

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted
# New Rules
# New Rules

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted

Jan 16th 2017, 12:50 PM 26,318 Views 80 Comments

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.

# ibts - Friday 21 October, 2016

Poll: Do you donate blood?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you donate blood?

Oct 21st 2016, 9:49 AM 20,006 Views 99 Comments

Supplies are currently running low.

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

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

Oct 21st 2016, 6:05 AM 12,855 Views 78 Comments

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

# ibts - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood
# AB Positive
# AB Positive

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood

Oct 18th 2016, 9:01 AM 12,813 Views 39 Comments

Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.

# ibts - Friday 24 June, 2016

Move to change gay blood ban to 12-month deferral period welcomed
# Giveblood.ie
# Giveblood.ie

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

Jun 24th 2016, 7:39 PM 8,022 Views 49 Comments

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

# ibts - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day
# Drop In Donations
# Drop In Donations

Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day

Mar 15th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,036 Views 49 Comments

Additional clinics have been set up to receive donations.

# ibts - Saturday 30 January, 2016

90,000 regular blood donors to be contacted over faulty equipment
# Anaemia
# Anaemia

90,000 regular blood donors to be contacted over faulty equipment

Jan 30th 2016, 2:58 PM 20,479 Views 19 Comments

A problem with equipment meant low haemoglobin levels were not detected in some donors.

# ibts - Monday 18 August, 2014

Is your blood type O-negative? You're needed right now
# Just Our Type
# Just Our Type

Is your blood type O-negative? You're needed right now

Aug 18th 2014, 7:01 PM 26,019 Views 71 Comments

Blood stocks are at a low of four days.

# ibts - Friday 11 July, 2014

Lots of NI citizens still can't donate blood here because of 2004 policy
# Bad Blood
# Bad Blood

Lots of NI citizens still can't donate blood here because of 2004 policy

Jul 11th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,239 Views 22 Comments

The policy was brought in following the first confirmed case of vCJD transmission via blood transfusion in the UK.

# ibts - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

# ibts - Friday 6 September, 2013

Blood donations drop but amount of donors increases
# Health
# Health

Blood donations drop but amount of donors increases

Sep 6th 2013, 11:15 AM 5,929 Views 83 Comments

The IBTS chairperson said it had not been an easy year for the service.

# ibts - Thursday 8 September, 2011

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

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

Sep 8th 2011, 1:49 PM 2,706 Views 41 Comments

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

# ibts - Monday 6 December, 2010

IBTS welcomes surge in new donations
# Blood Donations
# Blood Donations

IBTS welcomes surge in new donations

Dec 6th 2010, 3:26 PM 326 Views 0 Comments

After issuing an appeal for emergency donations, the Irish Blood Transfusion Service sees its stocks increase.