Kerry haemochromatosis sufferers may be able to donate blood by year end

Kerry haemochromatosis sufferers may be able to donate blood by the end of the year.

Haemochromatosis, where the body absorbs too much iron from the diet, is treated with blood being taken on a regular basis.

Kerry County Councillor John Joe Culloty, who has raised the issue for several years now, asked for an update on the situation at the recent HSE South Regional Health Forum.


The HSE says the Irish Blood Transfusion Service are hoping to have the service available nationwide by the end of the year following programmes in Cork and Dublin.