Covid-19 / Coronavirus

In keeping with public health guidelines the IBTS will work to constantly ensure that our staff, donors and patients are kept as safe as possible. 

Anyone who wishes to continue to wear a face covering/mask can do so  and masks will be provided for donors who wish to wear them.

The IBTS will continue to adhere to infection, prevention and control measures in line with evolving national guidance.


Donors who have had Covid

You can donate 7 days after having Covid-19 once you are fully recovered and asymptomatic. You can now attend even if you have a mild residual cough. You will be asked questions on clinic to ensure you are fully recovered and fit to donate. Please call our donor helpline if you were seriously ill or hospitalized

You can donate if you are in contact with Covid-19 once you are well and asymptomatic.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Donors who have had a HPRA approved Covid-19 vaccination, must wait 48 hours after receiving the vaccine (any dose, including boosters) before they can donate, so long as they are feeling well and asymptomatic.

Yes you can donate if you are a health care worker, even if you are in contact with covid-19, once you are well.

Please do not attend an IBTS clinic if you have any of the following symptoms (whether you have travelled to an affected area or not):

  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing
  • Any other respiratory symptoms


In addition:

Please check your eligibility to donate before attending a clinic to avoid disappointment. Thank you and don’t forget to make that appointment.