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Before you donate

Please read all the information provided here carefully before you donate blood, plasma or platelets.

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Your donation

What happens when you volunteer to give blood to the Welsh Blood Service

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Bruising

A possible side effect when donating for the Welsh Blood Service

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Complaints

How to make a complaint about any aspect of the Welsh Blood Service

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Confirmatory typing

Blood sample confirmation for possible donor/patient stem cell match

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Donating Bone Marrow

Answering some of the questions you may have about donating bone marrow to the Welsh Blood Service

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Donating peripheral blood stem cells

Answering some of the questions you may have about donating stem cells to the Welsh Blood Service

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Giving is in your blood

Your lifesaving blood donation card from the Welsh Blood Service.

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Haemoglobin Anaemia and Iron

The Welsh Blood Service checks your levels before donating.

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Position Statement – November 2011

Quality Service

Provision by the Welsh Blood Service of caring principles for donors.

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Testing

Ensuring the Welsh Blood Service provides safe blood to patients

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Your Information rights

Collecting data and access to your Welsh Blood Service record

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Diabetes Mellitus

Donating blood and its effect on the HbA1c blood test result for all types of diabetics

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Safe donors, safe blood

Why the Welsh Blood Service asks some donors not to give blood

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Fainting

Fainting advice for donors

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West Nile Virus

If you visit a WNV risk area between 1st May and 30th November extra guidelines will apply to you.

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Malaria

Test result information from the Welsh Blood Service.

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Hepatitis E Virus

As of 3rd April 2017 all blood donations collected by Welsh Blood Service are tested for HEV.

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Lipaemic Donations

What will happen if my donation is lipaemic?

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Did you know?
"You can become a blood donor at the age of 17"