Thousands of Irish blood donors are being advised to visit their doctors if they are experiencing symptoms of anaemia. File photograph: Michael Donne/Science Photo Library

Thousands of Irish blood donors are being advised to visit their doctors if they are experiencing symptoms of anaemia. The Irish Blood Transfusion Se(...)

HSE had requested, with the permission of Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, that it  take “specific measures” in order to achieve compliance with the Act. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has become the first State body to be deemed non- compliant with legislation governing the participation of people (...)

The IBTS said that flooding and other adverse weather conditions have had a negative impact on the supply of blood donations. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Flooding and other adverse weather conditions this winter have had a negative impact on the supply of blood donations, leading to a new appeal for don(...)

The differences in iron content in the diets of men and women, and boys and girls, suggest these are related to how males and females are catered for when it comes to food. Photograph: Thinkstock

Most people never think about the iron content of food or their daily intake of this important element. With so much food around, and more than two-t(...)

Those who may have been affected would have donated blood in the last 18 months. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is concerned it may have inadvertently taken blood donations from some women and a much smaller number of m(...)

Hundreds of women who donated blood in the past 18 months may have been anaemic or become so after the device missed women with an iron deficiency. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) says it was not told about previous problems with a testing device blamed for providing inaccurate results (...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy said staff pension deductions were being deducted, but not paid over. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS)owes the State €10.3 million in pension-related deductions from staff, according to the Comptroller and Audi(...)

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service  collected 133,309 blood donations from 80,688 donors in 2014, meeting all hospital needs for the year. Photograph: Getty Images

The cost of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service’s pension arrangement threatens the standard of its service, the organisation has said. The IBTS recor(...)

A large GP practice, a hospice and patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial the new individual health identifiers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial individual health identifiers, a unique number which will eventually be given to every person (...)

Tomas Heneghan from Galway leaves the Four Courts after his High Court case. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A young gay man has brought a High Court challenge after being told he is permanently deferred from donating blood here after he disclosed having had (...)