About 1%  of the population requires a blood transfusion each year, while one-in-four people will at some stage benefit from a donation.  Photograph: Getty Images

Joint procurement arrangements between the Irish and UK blood donation services will end with Brexit, although critical equipment supplies have been s(...)

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Construction firm Cairn Homes has appointed three new independent non-executive directors, following a review of the board. The company also said its(...)

Prof Geraldine Boylan with baby Sylvie Carter, Colleen and baby Con Deasy, baby Ruairi Deasy and Centre Manager ChristianStafford with Kate and Eva Deasy and Gail and Anna Carter celebrate a milestone five years of innovations and research at Ireland’s dedicated foetal and neonatal research centre, Infant, at University College Cork and Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Clare Keogh

1. One in four people experience a Christmas dinner disaster, according to Safefood Ireland which has issued tips on how to avert such a disaster this(...)

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks.

The State’s first centre for Lyme disease is to open this month, amid continuing controversy over the way the condition is diagnosed and treated. The(...)

IBTS chief executive Andy Kelly said some hospitals were “inappropriately” relying on O negative blood donations.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Some Irish hospitals are inappropriately relying excessively on ‘universal’ O negative blood type donations, putting pressure on supplies, the Irish B(...)

Give Blood at the Blood Transfusion Service at D’Olier Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dozens of members of the Polish community have donated blood at clinics to mark the contribution of “bloody foreigners” to vital blood stocks. The I(...)

Siptu organiser Barnaba Dorda says Poland has a strong culture of donating blood but that many Poles forget to register with the Irish service when they move here.

Hundreds of members of Ireland’s Polish community will gather at blood banks across the country on Tuesday to celebrate a campaign calling on Irish-Po(...)

Sarah Cagney: “It is reassuring how easily the condition is treated without medication.”

Helen Keegan first suffered from pains in her joints and tiredness when she was studying for her Leaving Certificate. “I was in and out of the doctor(...)

Donating blood: One in four of us will need a blood donation at some stage in our lifetime, yet only about 3 per cent of those who can donate blood do so. Photograph: Istock

You are surely familiar with the idea of donating blood, whether you have done so or not. Living kidney donations are also becoming more popular – wit(...)

Blood supplies are down to just three days’ worth as 620 patients were on trolleys on Tuesday morning.

There were 620 people on trolleys or on wards waiting for admission to a hospital bed on Tuesday, nurses have said. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Or(...)

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