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(...)

Transgender rights advocates are to contact the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) to discuss the service’s policy on blood donations from trans people.

Transgender rights advocates are to contact the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) to discuss the service’s policy on blood donations from trans (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris:  said a report from an advisory committee is to be considered by the board of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service  later this month.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has been urged by Sinn Féin to follow the example of the Northern Ireland Executive and lift the ban on gay men donating blood. Minis(...)

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(...)

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