A number of blood donors have indicated their intention to sue the Irish Blood Transfusion Service after faulty testing equipment failed to detect their low haemoglobin levels, the service has confirmed. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is facing legal action from donors who were cleared to give blood despite being anaemic. A number of donors hav(...)

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The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) says it is facing a significant shortage of completed donations. This has occurred despite a steady attenda(...)

Irish blood supplies may not be maintained over St Patrick’s Day and Easter, the transfusion service warned. Hospitals have been asked to conserve th(...)

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(...)