A unique collaboration between the Welsh Blood Service and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board will see a Covid-19 field hospital in Bridgend being used to collect vital whole blood donations throughout August. The 400-bed field hospital, located at the site of the old Harman Becker unit in Bridgend, was rapidly established at the outset … Continue reading Bridgend Covid-19 field hospital to host lifesaving blood donation sessions

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A Carmarthen police officer has described the honour of potentially saving the life of a person fighting a rare form of cancer as he encourages others to sign up to the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry. When Dyfed-Powys Police PC Kieran Morris went through the stem cell donation procedure, he gave a blood cancer patient … Continue reading Police officer’s donation gives rare blood cancer patient a chance of survival

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The FAIR steering group has been exploring whether some gay and bisexual men might be able to donate blood without a deferral. The work has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic but it is progressing and the group is hoping to submit a report before the end of the year. FAIR (For the Assessment of … Continue reading Collaborative report into evidence on gay and bisexual men and blood donation still due in 2020

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Travelling to donate blood classed as “essential travel” under government guidance. Blood donors across Wales are being asked to ‘donate differently’ to maintain healthy blood stocks for the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic. In response to the global pandemic, which has put pressure on the blood collections programme across Wales, the Welsh Blood Service is … Continue reading Blood donors asked to support coronavirus changes

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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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#ChristmasPlusOne campaign This year we’re asking you to help promote your local clinic in three simple steps. 1. Choose the donation session you want to promote from the drop down list below. 2. Click ‘get my invitation’ and use the social media icons to share your donation session with friends. 3. Tell your friends to … Continue reading Christmas Plus One

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Students and staff from Cowbridge Comprehensive School have been thanked by the Welsh Blood Service for giving the gift of life by donating blood. More than 50 blood donations were recently given at a blood donation session held at the school. This was the second donation session to be held at the school, with over … Continue reading Cowbridge comprehensive students and staff roll up their sleeves to help save lives.

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An Aberystwyth man, who is one of Wales’ longest serving blood donors, is encouraging local residents to “make a difference”, after being recognised for reaching 100 blood donations. At a ceremony organised by the Welsh Blood Service in Lampeter, marking his outstanding lifesaving contribution to the people of Wales, Paul Lawlor was joined by two … Continue reading One hundred milestone donor thanks wife for starting his lifesaving journey.

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