Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

The National Blood Transfusion Association established in 1948 was wound up in 1965 and replaced, under the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1961, by the Blood Transfusion Service Board (BTSB). In 1975 and 1991 respectively the Cork and Limerick Blood Transfusion Services were absorbed by the BTSB. The BTSB changed to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) in 2000, The IBTS have also opened a new centre in Carlow in September 2000 and more recently in Ardee, Co Louth and in D’Olier Street, Dublin.

There are over 600 staff currently employed by the IBTS, 300 of those being in the National Blood Centre, IBTS Headquarters, James’s Street, Dublin 8. In 1998 there were 365 employees in the IBTS.

In the Headquarters in James’s Street we not only deal with blood products but we also have the following:

  • The National Blood Group Reference Laboratory
  • The National Tissue Typing reference Laboratory and Service
  • The Heart Valve bank
  • The National Eye Bank
  • The Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Donor Registry
  • The Munster Musculoskeletal Tissue Bank (Pilot Basis)

    We are an Equal opportunity Employer

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  • See description
  • Updated 16/10/2017
  • Galway

The IBTS is currently recruiting a RGN for a specified purpose contract in Tuam. Hours of work are part-time 75-92 over a four week period.

Senior Driver Clerk

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  • Updated 16/10/2017
  • Dublin

The IBTS is currently recruiting a full-time permanent Senior Driver Clerk based in the National Blood Centre, Dublin 8.

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Anonymous in Dublin, Ireland
former employee in 2013

The Best Bits

The team.saving people s life's.the travel arrangements were convenience to my home.

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The work /life balance.more communication between employees and management. Ca


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