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Jim Dowdall, Glo Health chief executive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

These are tough times to be starting a business anywhere, but you would need a special brand of foolhardiness to dip a toe in the rapidly contr(...)

Blood samples’ destruction
  • Health
  • March 13, 2013, 15:54

The planned destruction in some three weeks of more than one million blood samples from newborn babies is causing concern among medical special(...)

Warren Buffet once said that, if he was given $1 billion and asked to beat Coca-Cola, he would hand back the money, because it simply couldn’t (...)

The Irish Heart Foundation
 today launched a national campaign to
 has called for a halt to the destruction of newborn screening card blood samples which could save the lives of extended family members of more than 1,000 young victims of Sudden Cardiac Death. Pictured are mothers from the SADs support group with photos of their deceased sons: Monica Martinfrom Rialto (who lost her son Connor, aged 16, in 2005)
, Eileen Nevinfrom Clondalkin (who lost her son Stephen, aged 18, in 2007)
, Sally Hegarty 
from Rathfarnham (who lost her son Rory, aged 16, in 2009) 
and Maureen KellyChair of the SADS Support Group (who lost her son Daragh, aged 21, in 2003)
. Photograph:
Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

GENEVIEVE CARBERY Families and young people have been urged to request newborn blood samples held by the State, before over a million of (...)

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