Friday July 24, 2015
An expert witness has told a Medical Council inquiry that a hysterectomy was the wrong operation for a patient and was an inexplicable decision by Aut Even Hospital consultant, Dr Peter Van Geene.
Friday July 17, 2015
The Chairperson Designate of Irish Blood Transfusion Board Anthony Staines has said it is open to changing its lifetime deferral policy regarding men who have sex with men.
Wednesday April 29, 2015
Europe's highest court has ruled that a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood "may be justified" in certain cases, but it had to be proportionate and national authorities had to be able to establish that such men were at high risk of acquiring diseases.
Wednesday February 04, 2015
One of the world's most expensive drugs is to be provided to more patients suffering from a life-threatening blood disorder even though the manufacturers have not reduced the price.
Friday January 30, 2015
The Irish Haemophilia Society has said it believes that any change in blood donor deferral for any category of people should be based on scientific evidence.
Sunday January 25, 2015
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is in favour of loosening restrictions on the 30-year ban preventing gay men from donating blood.
Saturday January 10, 2015
The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network has welcomed a review into the ban on gay men who engage in certain sexual contact from donating blood.
Tuesday December 23, 2014
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced gay men will be able to donate blood one year after their last sexual contact.
Monday December 15, 2014
The Blood Transfusion Service says over 100 people attended a dedicated clinic in Galway to try to find a suitable match for a local man in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Friday December 12, 2014
Problems with cleanliness and other issues in the neonatal units of two Dublin maternity hospitals have been raised by the health watchdog HIQA, following recent unannounced inspections.