Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
Mrs Karin Jackson
BEng (Hons) MSc MBA LLM CEng MIMechE
Karin Jackson is the Chief Executive for the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS). NIBTS supplies blood and components to the health service in Northern Ireland, tests all antenatal blood samples and is the reference laboratory for the region.
Following a manufacturing engineering career with Ford Motor Company in Belfast and her native Wales, Karin joined the health service in 2002 undertaking a number of operational roles with responsibility for local and regional adult and paediatric services at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
Karin joined NIBTS as Chief Executive in October 2016. She is also Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) for two regional digital projects:
- the Core LIMS digital project that will replace five disparate laboratory information systems with a single system for all laboratories in Northern Ireland
- the Blood Production and Tracking (BPaT) project that will introduce a digital solution that will track blood donations from donor through to recipient
In addition, she is Programme Director for the Pathology Blueprint Programme that is developing arrangements for a single management structure for pathology services (including NIBTS) in Northern Ireland which will be in place by 2025/6.