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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# blood

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'When you respond to accidents, you know how badly blood donations are needed'
Emergency services have issued an appeal for more people to donate blood.
Prisoner sprayed three officers with his blood as they tried take drugs from him
A parcel of drugs was passed to the prisoner in hospital.
10 facts about periods everyone should know
Class is in session.
German magazine prints cover with ink infused with HIV-positive blood
The blood has been pasteurised to neutralise the virus so it poses no threat.
European Court of Justice rules lifetime ban of gay men giving blood "may be justified"
The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has moved to have the ban lifted in Ireland.
Police capture terror suspect after he accidentally shoots himself
The 24-year-old Algerian man was arrested after shooting himself and calling an ambulance.
8 things women need men to know about their period
Warning! Mentions blood! Filthy blood!
This sickening head clash in rugby league is a reminder of how violent the sport can be
If you like slasher movies, this video is for you.
Instagram says it "accidentally" removed woman's period stain photo twice
The poet said that she was fully clothed and the photo was not unacceptable.
Gay men still can't donate blood in Ireland – it's not only unfair, it's illogical
Our blood banks often run low, yet we are locking thousands of safe donors out.
The Pope performed a 'miracle' yesterday... kinda
'I knew if I went back into that bedroom, I might not come out of it alive'
Niamh Cosgrave, Hepatitis C campaigner and former politician, has shared her story of a violent attack in her French home.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood
The minister wants to see the ban replaced with a 12 month deferral period.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
French terror attacks, power outages and Lucinda Creighton’s abortion views had everyone talking.
Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood
A policy paper being examined sets out options including a total removal of the ban and a time deferral on donation.
Gay men will be allowed give blood in the US... after abstaining from sex for a year
The FDA said it made decision after reviewing scientific evidence in recent years.
Weird Wide Web: A bloody game, a coding Taoiseach and the #1 porn video of all time
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case
The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.
The artist who injected his wife with horse blood is in Dublin
The Science Gallery has a new exhibition but it’s not for the faint-hearted…
Ebola education team killed amid fears of organ harvesting
The bodies were found in a septic tank of a primary school. 27 people have been arrested.
"Too many" with haemophilia in Ireland have died
The Irish Haemophilia Society is looking for new therapies to be made available.
Scientists unveil magnetic gadget that can strip toxins out of blood
The device, which has only been tested in rats so far, could be adapted one day for removing Ebola from blood, they said.
Is your blood type O-negative? You're needed right now
Blood stocks are at a low of four days.
NHS clarifies "call for Irish blood donations"
And we thought we were special.
Cork man starts 'Bloodnominations' after best friend's cancer diagnosis
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.
Lots of NI citizens still can't donate blood here because of 2004 policy
The policy was brought in following the first confirmed case of vCJD transmission via blood transfusion in the UK.
So it turns out that dinosaurs were neither warm nor cold blooded
Lukewarm-blooded. That’s a thing.
Appeal for blood donations as fears World Cup could see supplies dwindle
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service said by the middle of this week blood supply levels will be down to 4 days in most blood groups.
At last: Study explains why polar bears are fat and yet healthy
It’s all down to genes and some super-speedy evolution.
Red blood cells grown in a lab to be trialled in humans
A team of researchers across Ireland and the United Kingdom used stem cells to grow red blood cells.
Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what happens to your blood after you donate
Ever wondered what happens to blood after it’s been donated? Here it is explained.
Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood
Have you ever considered giving blood and have you ever wondered how the whole thing works?
Here is why your veins look blue
Optical illusions, people.
Expandable sponges could help seal a gunshot wound in 15 seconds
The Xstat Dressing uses small, expandable sponges to help dress deep wounds and stop bleeding.
PSNI catch two men attempting to clean evidence of blood from themselves after attack
A man was found in the street badly injured last night.
Scientists found a fossilised mosquito full of blood, so can we finally clone dinosaurs?
While it is the first time such a find has been made, it looks unlikely that we’ll be able to make a real life Jurassic Park. Here’s why.
Blood donations drop but amount of donors increases
The IBTS chairperson said it had not been an easy year for the service.
278 newborn babies' blood group identified incorrectly due to label error
It was also revealed that 30 mothers may have required anti-D but did not get it.
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.