Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (389)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

389. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 147 of 28 February 2018, the status of a pilot programme; if results are available from the programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8054/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is now accepting hereditary haemochromatosis patients who are eligible to donate blood at their fixed and mobile donation clinics nationwide. 

Patients can attend a maximum of four times a year with a minimum of ninety days between phlebotomies.  The patient's hereditary haemochromatosis will continue to be managed by their treating physician, including the monitoring of ferritin levels. 

Question No. 390 answered with Question No. 374.