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# Blood Transfusion

Last month
December 2022
# New Zealand
NZ court takes custody of ill baby whose parents refused potential vaccinated blood transfusion
The child is now under the medical “guardianship of the Court” until “completion of his surgery” and recovery.
All time
# blood shortage
Appeal for regular blood donors as concerns raised over supplies this Christmas
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service are seeking regular donors with the O-, A- and B- blood types.
# Blood Transfusion
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.
# dublin and wicklow
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.
# anaemia
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 donation
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 center
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 donors
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.
# Health
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
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.