Blood Donor Database
Irish Blood Transfusion Service
1965 — Data collection commenced by Blood Transfusion Service Board.
1975 — Cork Blood Transfusion Service included.
1991 — Limerick Blood Transfusion Service included.
2000 — Name changed to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS).
To maintain a computerised donor database on individuals who donate blood.
National — all who attend a blood donation clinic are required to register with the IBTS.
The IBTS maintains a computerised donor database on individuals who donate blood. This database (called Progesa) is used by the IBTS to communicate with donors, record their donation and test result details. This information is used for analysis of the blood donor population. The IBTS also publishes information on the current blood supply available for donation in Ireland.
Information includes donor details (gender, name, address, date of birth and telephone number), donation details and test result details.
All donors are required to register with the IBTS, when they present at a donation clinic, and fill out a health and lifestyle questionnaire.
Annual reports. Blood supply levels are available on the IBTS website.