Important information regarding Irish Blood Transfusion Service & Cookies
COVID-19 measures taken by IBTS to protect donors and staff:
Appointments for clinics
• All clinics are now appointment based – to book an appointment call 1850 731 137. Donors must arrive on time as this regulates social distancing on clinic.
• Some donors will be asked to travel to a centralised venue in their wider local area.
Some additional donation restrictions
• Donors aged 70 and over cannot donate for now.
•If you have/had any symptoms of Covid-19, you must be fully recovered for 28 days before you can donate.
•You must wait 14 days from the last time you were in contact with a person with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 infection, or if you have travelled outside the island of Ireland.
• Health Care workers can donate so long as they have had no known contact with Covid-19 cases in the last 14 days.
• First Time Donors are welcome in limited numbers and must also make an appointment.
• Hand gel is provided and all donors must use it.
• Social distancing is in place on clinic.
• All relevant surfaces in our clinics are cleaned frequently with approved disinfectant.
• Only donors will be able to access the donation area.
• Face masks – Donors can wear a face mask on clinic if they choose to. Please be aware that you will not be able to wear a mask while on the donation bed to enable staff to monitor your well-being from a distance throughout the process. If you choose to wear a mask you will have to sanitise your hands after removing/replacing it.
• IBTS staff will be wearing appropriate PPE throughout the process.
More Information here regarding Covid-19 measures in place. Thank you for your donation, your help and co-operation.
If you can’t find an upcoming clinic, you can still register your details, and a member of our local Donor Services team will contact you about upcoming clinics and answer any questions you have about giving blood. Of course, you don’t need to register to actually give blood! Also you can visit any clinic 90 days after your last donation.