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Decision soon on blood transfusions from gay men

IBTS said it would hold a conference this April to speak to stakeholders

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

17th January, 2016
The IBTS will decide before the summer if gay and bisexual men can give blood Picture iStock

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) will recommend before the summer whether Ireland should lift the ban that prevents gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Dr William Murphy, medical and scientific director of the IBTS, said it would hold a conference this April where medical and scientific experts from other countries would detail their experiences to the main stakeholders in Ireland.

“We intend to have a good airing of the issue,” said Murphy, who...

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