The treatment is to remove iron from the body, usually by taking pints of blood from the affected person on a regular basis, in a process known as phlebotomy or venesection.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new, free service for people with hereditary haemochromatosis is to be provided by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. Haemochromatosis is a condit(...)

THE Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is to fund a €2.5 million research project led by NUI Galway (NUIG) which may see revolutionary cell therap(...)