- Giving Blood
- About NIBTS
- Contact Us
Every unit of blood that is donated really could save or improve the life of someone in Northern Ireland and this is only possible through the vital support of blood donors. The need for blood is constant, with 500 patients needing transfusions each week, but at this time of year it can be particularly difficult to maintain our blood stocks, so please try and attend a donation session - and encourage a friend or family member to come along as well.
The NIBTS exists to fully supply the needs of all hospitals and clinical units in the province with safe and effective blood and blood products and other related services. The discharge of this function includes a commitment to the care and welfare of our voluntary donors.
The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service, established in 1946, is an independent, Special Agency of the DHSSPS. It is responsible for the collection, testing and distribution of over 64,000 blood donations each year. The Service operates three mobile units at around 250 locations throughout the province. Including headquarters, located on the site of the Belfast City Hospital, a total of almost 1,000 donation sessions are held each year.
Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
Tel 028 9032 1414