The Irish Blood Transfusion Service said: “Because a donor’s gender will have an impact on how donated blood is used for patients, changing that gender may have safety implication for recipient. Photograph: Tek Image

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) has said it is working on a long-term IT solution for recording a person’s preferred gender after a transg(...)

The hepatitis B infection of a patient, described by the IBTS as a “one in two million event”, occurred after a blood donation was made in the “window period” when the virus cannot be detected, even by the most sensitive tests available.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) has defended its decision to delay releasing information about the infection of a patient with hepatitis B (...)

A patient attending an Irish hospital was recently infected with Hepatitis B from a routine blood transfusion

The Minister for Health and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) have moved to reassure the public after the first known infection of a patient (...)

The #MissingType campaign aims to make people aware of their own blood type and whether it is particularly in demand. Photograph: Getty

Organisations including Lidl, Glanbia and Irish Rail are dropping the letters A, B and O from their logos as part of a new publicity campaign to enco(...)

Tomás Heneghan outside the Irish Blood Transfusion Service clinic in D’Olier Street: “I will continue to be an active blood donor, and will continue to push and fight for further change.”

It took Tomás Heneghan 7½ minutes – or four years and a month, depending on your perspective. Mr Heneghan (25) walked into the offices of the Irish (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said the IBTS would continue to keep all deferral policies under review in the light of scientific evidence, emerging infections and international experience

Men who had sex with men (MSM) more than a year ago are permitted to donate blood from Monday under a change to the rules operated by the Irish Blood(...)

Shane Bradshaw (32), a financial analyst with Symantec, has been a regular blood donor since his early 20s.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) has appealed for 1,500 additional donations to steady blood stocks eroded by a recent fall in donors. Whil(...)

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is calling for an extra 1500 donations over the next three weeks to stabilise the state’s blood supply.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is calling for an extra 1500 donations over the next three weeks to stabilise the State’s blood supply. The servi(...)

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service said travel abroad remained a major reason why donors were deferred from giving blood. Photograph: Getty Images

Just 3 per cent of the population eligible to give blood actually do so, yet one in four people will need blood transfusions at some stage in their li(...)

Tomás Heneghan: said he was cautiously optimistic about the new Government policy.  File photograph: Collins Courts

The Minister for Health’s decision to end the permanent prohibition on blood donations by gay men has lead to a man withdrawing his High Court challen(...)

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