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#Blood donation

# blood-donation - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Ireland's restrictions on blood donation by gay and bisexual men to be eased from next year
# Blood Donation
# Blood Donation

Ireland's restrictions on blood donation by gay and bisexual men to be eased from next year

Dec 22nd 2021, 12:25 PM 21,527 Views 46 Comments

Men who have sex with other men have to wait more than a year to give blood.

# blood-donation - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Appeal for blood donations as hospitals warned services down to a three-day supply
# IBTS
# IBTS

Appeal for blood donations as hospitals warned services down to a three-day supply

Oct 26th 2021, 12:52 PM 22,233 Views 31 Comments

The supply has dwindled due to demand over the summer months, Covid, and seasonal illnesses.

# blood-donation - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Poll: Do you donate blood?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you donate blood?

Jul 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 32,689 Views 90 Comments

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service imported a supply of blood from the UK earlier this week.

# blood-donation - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Blood shortage sees IBTS importing bulk consignment from UK for first time since 1990s
# Blood Shortage
# Blood Shortage

Blood shortage sees IBTS importing bulk consignment from UK for first time since 1990s

Jun 30th 2021, 1:10 PM 12,405 Views 37 Comments

The IBTS is asking for public support to maintain the blood supply over the summer months.

# blood-donation - Monday 20 May, 2019

Man brings High Court challenge over IBTS policy on gay men donating blood
# Blood Donation
# Blood Donation

Man brings High Court challenge over IBTS policy on gay men donating blood

May 20th 2019, 7:11 PM 12,292 Views 0 Comments

The action has been taken by 27-year-old Tomas Heneghan.

# blood-donation - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Poll: Do you donate blood?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you donate blood?

Jan 6th 2019, 9:16 AM 29,601 Views 130 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has encouraged people to give blood over the coming weeks.

# blood-donation - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'There's no better symbol of integration than the exchange of blood:' Polish residents launch Bloody Foreigners campaign
# Blood Donation
# Blood Donation

'There's no better symbol of integration than the exchange of blood:' Polish residents launch Bloody Foreigners campaign

Jul 31st 2018, 7:00 PM 18,454 Views 14 Comments

The Polish community in Ireland are encouraging their members to give blood donations.

# blood-donation - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'We have limited time': Urgent appeal for blood donations as just three-day supply left
# Give Blood
# Give Blood

'We have limited time': Urgent appeal for blood donations as just three-day supply left

Mar 6th 2018, 5:23 PM 23,899 Views 60 Comments

All IBTS clinics nationwide were closed last week for a number of days due to the impact of Storm Emma.

# blood-donation - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Want to donate blood more often? It doesn't have any major side effects
# Health
# Health

Want to donate blood more often? It doesn't have any major side effects

Sep 21st 2017, 6:45 AM 14,678 Views 31 Comments

A major randomised trial could have an impact worldwide.

# blood-donation - Monday 16 January, 2017

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted
# New Rules
# New Rules

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted

Jan 16th 2017, 12:50 PM 26,357 Views 80 Comments

From today, a man who last had sex with another man more than 12 months ago will now be able to donate blood if he meets the other blood donor selection criteria.

# blood-donation - Friday 21 October, 2016

Poll: Do you donate blood?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you donate blood?

Oct 21st 2016, 9:49 AM 20,031 Views 99 Comments

Supplies are currently running low.

"People always say 'yes absolutely I'll give blood' but they don't" - Why are fewer people giving blood?
# Appeal
# Appeal

"People always say 'yes absolutely I'll give blood' but they don't" - Why are fewer people giving blood?

Oct 21st 2016, 6:05 AM 12,960 Views 78 Comments

First time blood donation levels have dropped by a fifth in the last decade.

# blood-donation - Saturday 13 August, 2016

'They openly debated what sort of sex I had': What it was like being at the centre of the blood-ban case
# Column
# Column

'They openly debated what sort of sex I had': What it was like being at the centre of the blood-ban case

Aug 13th 2016, 8:00 PM 854 Views 136 Comments

Tomás Heneghan took a case against the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to get rid of the lifelong ban on gay men giving blood.

# blood-donation - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Tourist undergoes emergency surgery after strangers in Thailand queue to give blood
# Lucy Hill
# Lucy Hill

Tourist undergoes emergency surgery after strangers in Thailand queue to give blood

Jan 12th 2016, 2:52 PM 21,795 Views 11 Comments

Lucy Hill (21) received the blood type required for a transfusion after an online campaign for donors went viral.

# blood-donation - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: 'We've been exposing donors to developing anaemia'
# Blood Donation
# Blood Donation

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: 'We've been exposing donors to developing anaemia'

Nov 17th 2015, 8:11 AM 20,076 Views 22 Comments

A new test introduced in July last year has been failing to identify donors with an iron deficiency.

# blood-donation - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

European Court of Justice rules lifetime ban of gay men giving blood "may be justified"
# Blood Donation
# Blood Donation

European Court of Justice rules lifetime ban of gay men giving blood "may be justified"

Apr 29th 2015, 9:13 AM 14,953 Views 91 Comments

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has moved to have the ban lifted in Ireland.

# blood-donation - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Gay men still can't donate blood in Ireland – it's not only unfair, it's illogical
# Opinion
# Opinion

Gay men still can't donate blood in Ireland – it's not only unfair, it's illogical

Mar 22nd 2015, 7:30 PM 333 Views 146 Comments

Our blood banks often run low, yet we are locking thousands of safe donors out.

# blood-donation - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood
# Overturned
# Overturned

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood

Jan 25th 2015, 10:50 AM 14,026 Views 121 Comments

The minister wants to see the ban replaced with a 12 month deferral period.

# blood-donation - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood
# Blood
# Blood

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood

Jan 10th 2015, 7:54 PM 14,572 Views 99 Comments

A policy paper being examined sets out options including a total removal of the ban and a time deferral on donation.

# blood-donation - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Cork man starts 'Bloodnominations' after best friend's cancer diagnosis
# GIVE A LITTLE
# GIVE A LITTLE

Cork man starts 'Bloodnominations' after best friend's cancer diagnosis

Aug 2nd 2014, 5:00 PM 25,039 Views 39 Comments

35-year-old David McCarthy found out his friend Pete has bone marrow cancer and said he wanted to feel like he was doing something.

# blood-donation - Monday 17 March, 2014

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what happens to your blood after you donate
# Donor To Lab
# Donor To Lab

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what happens to your blood after you donate

Mar 17th 2014, 8:31 PM 52,942 Views 50 Comments

Ever wondered what happens to blood after it’s been donated? Here it is explained.

# blood-donation - Friday 24 May, 2013

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations
# Blood Donors
# Blood Donors

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations

May 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,511 Views 56 Comments

A study shows that more blood donors will be needed in the future to cater for the ‘grey tsunami of ageing populations’ and the complex surgeries they will be getting.

# blood-donation - Friday 25 February, 2011

Three in four hospital interns take blood without gloves
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Three in four hospital interns take blood without gloves

Feb 25th 2011, 3:36 PM 1,196 Views 0 Comments

A survey of medical interns in two of Dublin’s teaching hospitals reveals that just 26 per cent wear gloves when taking blood.