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Clinical Services

The IBTS offers a number of specialist services to hospitals throughout the country.  These include clinical and diagnostic services, the National Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Reference Laboratory, the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry and the Tissue Bank.

National Haemovigilance Office

Learn about haemovigilance and the work of the National Haemovigilance Office.

Hospital Services

Contact the IBTS for blood related products and specialist services.

ISBT 128 Labelling Information day 6th March 2014

See links below to the presentations and other supporting material from the ISBT 128 information day held at the National Blood Centre on Thursday 6th March 2014

ISBT 128 2014.pdf (size 200.4 KB)

ISBT 128 work example.xls (size 22 KB)

Finalised information to follow on decision about use of flag characters for the DIN.


ISBT 128/Codabar Dual Labelling Information Day

See links below to the presentations from the ISBT 128/Codabar Dual Labelling Information Session held at the National Blood Centre/Munster Regional Transfusion Centre on Wednesday 19th May 2010.

Codabar ISBT 128 Dual Labelling

ISBT 128 Clinical Implementation Issues

ISBT 128 Ann Geaney

ISBT 128 Codabar PC

Clinical and Diagnostic Services

The IBTS also provides other blood related clinical and diagnostic services.


Read about the services of the National Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Reference Laboratory.

Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry

Read about the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry. The IUBMR is part of a worldwide network of unrelated donor registries.

Read more about joining the Bone Marrow Registry here.

Tissue Bank

The IBTS Tissue Bank, an HPRA authorised Tissue Establishment, processes or obtains the following tissue types: heart valves, ocular tissue, cord blood and other tissue.


The IBTS runs a limited service for sufferers of Hereditary Haemochromatosi (HH).  Anyone who is interested in learning more about this should in the first instance look at the website for the Irish Haemochromatosis Association.

Monitoring Programmes

Learn about the monitoring and testing programmes carried out by the IBTS.



National Blood Centre, James's Street, Dublin 8.       Tel: 00 353 1 4322800       Fax: 00 353 1 4322930