Victory for tots’ tests

Irish Daily Mirror
27 March 2013

The decision not to destroy blood samples taken from babies born here is to be welcomed.

The 1.5 million newborn screening card blood samples is an invaluable database that could save lives and the Irish Heart Foundation is to be commended for its campaign to block the destruction.

Health Minister James Reilly also deserves praise for stopping what amounted to medical vandalism in the name of political correctness.

The IHF insisted the information in these cards could save the lives of relatives of more than 1,000 victims of sudden cardiac death.

Protection of life must always take precedence over ridiculous EU data protection legislation.