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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# blood

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Appeal for blood donations as hospitals warned services down to a three-day supply
The supply has dwindled due to demand over the summer months, Covid, and seasonal illnesses.
Gay and bisexual men can donate blood sooner under new rules in the North
The Republic still has strict rules in place.
Poll: Do you donate blood?
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service imported a supply of blood from the UK earlier this week.
Campaigners call for changes to Ireland's restriction of blood donation by gay men
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service imported a supply of blood from the UK earlier this week.
Blood shortage sees IBTS importing bulk consignment from UK for first time since 1990s
The IBTS is asking for public support to maintain the blood supply over the summer months.
Person with haemophilia successfully treated with gene therapy in Ireland for first time
It’s hoped the breakthrough will have a major impact on the quality of life of people with the condition.
'You could have a ticking time bomb in your body': 9 in 10 people who have this serious genetic disorder don't realise
About 1,000 people in Ireland have HHT but many more are undiagnosed.
Blood found on carpet in home of couple accused of female genital mutilation of daughter, court hears
A DNA expert told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court the blood matched that of the injured girl.
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.
Man found guilty of murdering 90-year-old farmer Paddy Lyons
The panel of eight men and four women rejected 28-year-old Ross Outram’s claim that he repeatedly struck Paddy Lyons in “self defence”.
Poll: Do you donate blood?
Health Minister Simon Harris has encouraged people to give blood over the coming weeks.
Irish people more prone to iron overload than European neighbours because of inter-marriage
Today is National Haemochromatosis Awareness Day as part of World Haemochromatosis Week
'We have limited time': Urgent appeal for blood donations as just three-day supply left
All IBTS clinics nationwide were closed last week for a number of days due to the impact of Storm Emma.
Blood Bikes: These riders will be working 24/7 over Christmas to help those who need it
Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, will be working 24/7 over the Christmas period to make sure they are there when people need them.
Gardaí investigating mysterious 'blood-like substance' found outside Dublin cafe
A cafe manager discovered a puddle of what appeared to be blood outside the premises this morning.
Poll: Have you ever donated blood?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Want to donate blood more often? It doesn't have any major side effects
A major randomised trial could have an impact worldwide.
An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery
Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, has operated entirely free of charge since its inception in 2012.
Blood spatter expert believes Jason Corbett's head hit wall, court hears
Earlier, the trial heard that Corbett’s father-in-law said he hated him.
Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal
Thousands of patients were given blood products infected with diseases.
'Los Frikis': The Cuban punks who deliberately infected themselves with HIV
One of the men, Gerson Govea, talks about his experiences.
Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted
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.
Hepatitis C 'effectively eradicated' in haemophilia patients who were given contaminated blood
Haemophilia patients were given contaminated blood during the 1970s and 80s.
10,000 blood donors are needed between now and the new year
A spokesperson said that this time of year is difficult for the service.
Father awarded €110k in damages 22 years after his son died from contaminated blood
The father’s application to the Hepatitis C Tribunal was refused.
Poll: Do you donate blood?
Supplies are currently running low.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood
Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.
My wife would have died without a blood transfusion
Robert Gilby says he and his wife Emma are forever indebted to blood donors, after a traumatic experience following the birth of their first child.
'They openly debated what sort of sex I had': What it was like being at the centre of the blood-ban case
Tomás Heneghan took a case against the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to get rid of the lifelong ban on gay men giving blood.
Cloth with a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood stolen from cathedral
“Its material value is small but the spiritual loss is much greater.”
Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day
Additional clinics have been set up to receive donations.
Man jailed for killing his care worker with a fire extinguisher
Micheal Meanza will serve a minimum of 24 years in prison.
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.
Can you help? Flooding crisis leads to severe drop in blood supply at hospitals
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has said that their blood supply is the lowest it has been for years.
People flock to donate blood after British tourist is injured in moped accident
Lucy Hill has a rare blood type.
'I am utterly devastated' - controversial disqualification costs Irish showjumper a famous win
Bertram Allen knows how Miss Colombia feels.
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.
US judge makes defendants give blood or face going to jail
An ethics complaint has been lodged against Judge Marvin Wiggins.
The blood rave scene from Blade is going to happen in real life
Organisers of a Halloween party in Amsterdam are going to rain blood down on partygoers.
A festival in the heart of Dracula-country is giving away tickets in exchange for blood
You’ll need to be festival-fit in more ways than one.