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#Blood Transfusion

# blood-transfusion - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Over €10 million paid in compensation to Hepatitis and HIV contaminated blood victims last year

Some €993 million has been paid in compensation since a Tribunal was established in 1995.

# blood-transfusion - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Life-saving blood transfusions can now be delivered before patients arrive at hospital

This is the first time patients in Ireland will be able to receive transfusions prior to arriving at an emergency department.

# blood-transfusion - Saturday 30 January, 2016

90,000 regular blood donors to be contacted over faulty equipment

A problem with equipment meant low haemoglobin levels were not detected in some donors.

# blood-transfusion - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

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

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

# blood-transfusion - Monday 12 January, 2015

A 5-year-old girl contracted HIV from a blood transfusion

According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission – nearly half a million people are living with HIV/AIDS in China.

# blood-transfusion - Friday 24 May, 2013

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations

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-transfusion - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Blood platelet service to be cancelled due to staff shortage

Blood Transfusion Service finding it difficult to retain staff for specialised job with anti-social hours.

# blood-transfusion - Friday 23 September, 2011

Need for discussions between hospitals and Jehovah's Witness patients

An Irish court has granted an order allowing The Coombe Hospital to give a blood transfusion to a baby despite the objections of her parents, who are Jehovah’s Witnesses.