Taisha overcame a life-inhibiting disorder thanks to a lifesaving bone marrow donation from a complete stranger, Kirsty Burnett, in 2019.
More people than ever before can now join Welsh Blood Service’s bone marrow registry to help patients overcome blood cancers and blood disorders. The change has been well-received by former patients and survivors across the globe, including Emma Capps, an American who overcame a rare and life-threatening blood disorder thanks to receiving a stem cell donation from Welshman Chris Nunn.
57-year-old Martin Nicholls was diagnosed with a form of leukaemia three years ago and started treatment to overcome the disease in January 2023. is calling for more people to give blood, platelets, or bone marrow with the Welsh Blood Service.
Whether you’re looking forward to making your first donation, a veteran donor or a keen supporter, here’s a selection of inspirational stories to show the incredible difference donating makes.
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