A blood cancer survivor and North Wales footballer is urging people to become life-saving blood donors in Wales. Daniel Gosset, 26, from Y Felinheli, is known for his displays in midfield, playing for the likes of The New Saints, Rhyl, Bangor City, Cefn Druids and Bala Town. But following his diagnosis with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a … Continue reading Cancer survivor and footballer is urging Welsh communities to become lifesavers

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More people may be eligible to donate blood or platelets today in Wales on World Blood Donor Day (Monday 14 June) following changes to the eligibility questions asked.   All donors, regardless of gender, will now be asked a new set of questions about sexual behaviours, focused mainly on the last three months, meaning that … Continue reading Landmark blood donation changes introduced in Wales on World Blood Donor Day

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World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer. According to Cancer Research UK one in two people in Great Britain will get cancer in their lifetime. People diagnosed with cancer, particularly those people who have not sought advice from professionals, need support more than … Continue reading Supporting World Cancer Day

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The first donor in Wales to donate plasma through the Welsh Blood Service’s new ‘plasmapheresis’ process is calling on other males who have recovered from COVID-19 to consider donating their plasma to support medical trials. Clinical trials are currently underway to explore if the antibody-rich plasma of recovered Covid-19 patients could be used in the … Continue reading Wales’ first plasmapheresis donor backs call for more donors in Wales to step forward

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The Welsh Blood Service is calling on males that have tested positive for Covid-19 and recovered from the virus to help the NHS potentially save lives by donating their plasma. Two major UK clinical trials, RECOVERY and REMAP-CAP, are currently exploring if antibody-rich plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients could be used to treat patients battling … Continue reading Recovered Covid-19 patients urged to donate plasma through innovative new process

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Three generations of a lifesaving Pontypool family have defied the odds by each being selected to donate their life-saving bone marrow to three complete strangers thousands of miles away.   Allan (65), Chris (33) and Corey Taylor (25) were all selected from the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry as the only suitable matches in the … Continue reading Three of a kind… Pontypool family defies the odds to give three lifesaving bone marrow donations

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Following the First Minister’s announcement that Welsh Government’s shielding guidance has been paused, the Welsh Blood Service is pleased to announce existing donors aged 70 or older, are once again able to donate. Up until the 16th August existing donors aged 70 or over had been temporarily deferred by the Welsh Blood Service in line … Continue reading 71 year old marks the return of donors aged 70 or over by making his 800th donation.

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A granddaughter from Torfaen is thanking blood donors across Wales for giving her family valuable time with her grandfather after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Holly Davies, 19 stated grandfather David Rees received over 60 blood and four platelet donations over an 18 month period after he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, … Continue reading Granddaughter thanks blood donors for giving grandfather priceless, “extra” year.

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“Save lives” for World Cancer Day says Caerphilly donor after reaching 1,000 donations. A retired steelworker from Caerphilly is calling on more people to give blood or platelets this World Cancer Day (February 4th) after he reached an incredible 1,000 donations for the Welsh Blood Service, a milestone which took over four decades to achieve. … Continue reading “Save lives” for World Cancer Day says Caerphilly donor after reaching 1,000 donations.

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Students and staff from Y Pant School, Talbot Green, have been thanked by the Welsh Blood Service for hosting their first blood donation clinic to help patients in need across the country. The school was also joined by students from Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau (Pontypridd). On the day, 61 blood donations were made, 42 … Continue reading Students and staff at Y Pant School potentially save over 180 lives

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A cancer survivor who received a lifesaving bone marrow donation from someone she has never met has written a heartfelt poem to say thank you to the man who saved her life on World Bone Marrow Donor Day (15th September). Kelly Coombes, a 28 year-old mother from Caerphilly, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, a … Continue reading “Thank you kind stranger” – Caerphilly mum pens heartfelt poem to the bone marrow donor that saved her life

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A Caernarfon woman who received three units of blood after trauma during childbirth is using World Blood Donor Day (June 14) to say a big ‘thank you’ to blood donors across Wales. Karen White, 36 of Groeslon, received three units of blood at Ysbyty Gwynedd to support her recovery from a serious Haematoma after having … Continue reading Karen’s story

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A Cardiff man whose mother received blood after giving birth is using World Blood Donor Day (June 14) to say a big ‘thank you’ to blood donors across Wales. Rhydian Bowen-Phillips, 41 of Grangetown, is thanking donors after his mother received blood at Aberdare Hospital to support her recovery following complications during Rhydian’s childbirth. Rhydian … Continue reading Rhydian’s story

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Cardiff parents say ‘thank you’ to donors who helped their little girl A mother and father whose daughter received blood products after major surgery at six weeks old is using World Blood Donor Day (June 14) to say a big ‘thank you’ to blood donors across Wales. Nettie, now 20 months old of Llandaff, received … Continue reading Nettie’s story

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A Newport woman who received two units of blood when she was pregnant with her daughter is using World Blood Donor Day (June 14) to say a big ‘thank you’ to blood donors across Wales for saving their lives. Alison Powell, 49, received two pints of blood over a three-week period at the Royal Gwent … Continue reading Alison’s Story

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