Appointments to the Board of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service


The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has re-appointed the following persons as members of the Board of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Ronan Desmond, MD
Dr. Desmond is a consultant haematologist at Tallaght University Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Haematology at Trinity College, Dublin. He previously worked in in the Molecular Hematopoiesis Laboratory in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) where his research focused on normal and leukemic stem cells in the bone marrow. He was also an investigator in several clinical trials in aplastic anaemia.
He received his medical degree from University College Cork in Ireland in 2000. His internship and residency in General Internal Medicine was completed at Cork University Hospital following which he was awarded membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2003. He entered the Irish Fellowship in Hematology program in 2004 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in London completing his training in 2009.

John Malone
Independent Non-Executive Director and business consultant specializing in the area of strategic change management.. A Chartered Director and Chartered Management Accountant, I have worked with a number of Ireland’s public and private companies, public bodies and international organisations at board level. In addition to my enjoyable involvement with the Irish Blood Service, I chair Dance Ireland and sit on the board of the Mater Foundation.

Yvonne Traynor

I have 25 years experience in Quality, Regulatory Affairs and Research & Development in Food and Chemical industries.    I am a PhD chemist by training but have also an MSc in Executive Leadership, a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance and I am a chartered director. I am currently Vice President of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs in Kerry Group.  I have been an non-executive director in the Irish Blood Transfusion Service for the last 3 years and I chair the Audit Risk and Compliance committee.

Brian O’Mahony

Brian O’Mahony is the Chief Executive of the Irish Haemophilia Society,  President of the European Haemophilia Consortium and former President of the World Federation of Hemophilia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (UK) and a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (Ireland ) and an assistant adjunct Professor in Health Service Management in Trinity College, Dublin. Brian O’Mahony has severe Haemophilia B.