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Medical & Scientific Director

Blood Transfusion Service – CEO Orla O’Brien



We have a very exciting opportunity for a Medical and Scientific Director to lead our Medical and Scientific function in the Irish Blood Transfusion Service through a journey of innovation and transformation. The successful candidate will report into the Chief Executive and be a valued member of the IBTS Executive Management Team.

The core work of the IBTS has always been centred on the most precious of commodities, blood and blood components. We collect, test, process and distribute in an end to end process we refer to as ‘vein-to-vein’. Our services also extend to other areas in blood transfusion and tissue, including the Irish Bone Marrow register, re-establishing the Irish Eye Bank and advanced laboratory services. Our published statement of strategy ‘Connections that Count’ outlines an ambitious transformational plan for our blood and tissue services over the coming years. We have published our first dedicated Research and Development Strategy which will ensure we are positioned as a research leader in blood transfusion medicine, providing insights into the factors impacting donor health, welfare and donation. We have also recently finalised ‘Developing a Centre of Excellence – A Model of Care for Transfusion Medicine and associated Consultant Resources in the Irish Blood Transfusion Service – 2023 to 2027’. The Model of Care (MOC) has been designed to enable the expansion of current transfusion medicine services, donor care, patient services, screening, research and development and facilitate the introduction of new services in component development and cellular therapies.

Our Vision

Working together to deliver world class blood and tissue services for the people of Ireland.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing excellent blood and tissue services that improve patients’ lives through the generosity of our donors, the expertise of our people and in collaboration with the healthcare community.

Our Values

We love our donors – We improve patients’ lives, together – We lead by example –

We strive for excellence – We are the IBTS


We are seeking a Medical & Scientific Director who is ready for a challenging and rewarding role with us and looking to take the next step in their leadership career. This will include a central role in driving forward a culture of change, innovation and service transformation.

I hope that you find all the information you need regarding our current search for a Medical & Scientific Director at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. Should you wish a confidential discussion about the role or recruitment please contact Lorraine Porteous at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Orla O’Brien
Chief Executive