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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# blood

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Heart transplant gives mother a new life
Karen McDermott (38), a mother of two from Clonakilty, received a new heart in August 2012. This week is organ donation week.
Blood Bikers zoom in to help patients in the West
The bikers work as an emergency rider voluntary service that transports blood, patient records and other urgently-needed items between hospitals in the Western region.
Super-sensitive test lets doctors see disease without microscope
The new test uses nano-particles to spot markers for cancer or the AIDS virus in human blood serum using the naked eye.
VIDEO: Scottish players celebrate famous win against Australia... with a head-butt
Joe Ansbro and Alasdair Strokosch got a little bit carried away after the Scots’ 9-6 win this morning.
Numbers giving blood drops due to hot weather
Water isn’t the only liquid in danger of a shortage during sunny spell – blood donations are down by a fifth.
Research underway to develop blood test to detect bowel cancer
The test is being developed at Dublin City University and aims to detect if there are antibodies in blood that could indicate the presence of cancer in the bowel.
Ireland won't lift ban on MSM blood donors, despite British move
Britain relaxes its ban on blood donations from men who sleep with men, but there are no plans for a similar move in Ireland.
Fine Gael may see red over hunting protest
‘Blood’-covered protestors to demonstrate at HQ after party promises hunts it will oppose changes to stag hunting if it gets into power.
IBTS welcomes surge in new donations
After issuing an appeal for emergency donations, the Irish Blood Transfusion Service sees its stocks increase.