Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (573)

Seán Kyne

Question:

573. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Health his views regarding the ruling of Mr. Justice Treacy of the High Court in Northern Ireland regarding the blood donation policy operating in that jurisdiction; his views on whether such a ruling may have a bearing on the policy in operation in this jurisdiction. [12107/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I have noted the ruling of Mr Justice Treacy of the High Court in Northern Ireland regarding the blood donation policy operating in that jurisdiction. I understand that this decision is under appeal. While policy decisions in other jurisdictions do not impact directly here, it is normal practice for the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to keep developments in relation to blood donation at an international level under ongoing review.