The IBTS is the statutory body with responsibility for the national blood supply. It was established by Statutory Instrument in 1965. The IBTS also provides testing and tissue services to hospitals and is responsible for the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry. The IBTS is committed to ensuring that the personal data it collects and processes in the course of performing its functions, is managed appropriately and securely at all times.

To this end the IBTS complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR). In line with the principle of transparency as set out in the GDPR, our donors have a right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data.

This privacy policy provides details about:

  1. What data is collected by the IBTS
  2. The purpose for collecting the data
  3. How this data is processed
  4. Who it is shared with where applicable
  5. How long it is retained for

It also provides information for donors about their rights and how to exercise those rights.