All blood donations are tested for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis and human T-lymphotropic virus. Photograph: Thinkstock

The lifetime ban on blood donations from sexually active gay men is to remain in Ireland despite an easing of regulations in other European countrie(...)

Liam O’Brien head of enterprise product development with Vodafone Ireland

Vodafone’s position as one of Ireland’s leading unified communications providers was strengthened recently by the company’s achievement of the highly (...)

Scientists in the UK and Ireland have grown a large number of red blood cells in the laboratory, using stem cells, and are preparing to test them in human trials.

Scientists in the UK and Ireland have successfully used stem cells to grow large numbers of red blood cells in the laboratory and are now preparing(...)

Emma Gilbey and her husband, Robert, with their son, Charlie. Emma had a massive haemorrhage after giving birth and lost almost four litres of blood.

When I went into labour with my first baby, I never expected to end up in intensive care fighting for my life following the birth, but that’s e(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara and Keith Higgins of Mayo compete for the ball in last year’s All-Ireland football final, before O’Gara’s 53rd-minute hamstring injury left him a virtual passenger for the remainder of the match. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dublin footballer Eoghan O’Gara has expressed surprise that Mayo continued to mark him closely in last year’s All-Ireland final after he had been all (...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill: “In fairness to the person who you allege (has done something), it is very unfair if you don’t follow it through (and) it is very unfair to make it in the first place. There is a collective responsibility here on players”. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With the Leinster Council this evening to consider allegations of biting in Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup match between Dublin and DCU, GAA president L(...)

Irish Blood Transfusion Service chief executive Andrew Kelly who said last year was a busy and challenging one for the agency. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The number of blood donations to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service fell by 3.5 per cent last year even though the number of donors grew, according t(...)

 Tomas Heneghan shows a congratulation card which he received for a blood donation. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A young gay man says he has been the victim of discrimination by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, after he was asked to attend a meeting to answer(...)

The treatment is to remove iron from the body, usually by taking pints of blood from the affected person on a regular basis, in a process known as phlebotomy or venesection.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new, free service for people with hereditary haemochromatosis is to be provided by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. Haemochromatosis is a condit(...)

THE Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is to fund a €2.5 million research project led by NUI Galway (NUIG) which may see revolutionary cell therap(...)

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