John Dennis, 58 from Lliswery in Newport was recognised by the Welsh Blood Service for reaching the highest blood donation milestone of 100 donations at an award ceremony in Cardiff – an award which takes a minimum of 30 years to achieve: “Giving blood is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. … Continue reading Newport donor celebrated for saving up to 100 lives by giving blood ahead of World Blood Donor Day.

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Mark Iliffe, 67 from Whitchurch was recognised by the Welsh Blood Service for saving up to 100 lives by giving blood ahead of World Blood Donor Day: “From a young age, I had wanted to give blood donation a try. My mother regularly gave blood when I was growing up and my younger brother Paul, … Continue reading Cardiff donor celebrated for saving up to 100 lives by giving blood ahead of World Blood Donor Day.

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Selwyn Roberts, 74 from Pontyclun was recognised by the Welsh Blood Service for saving up to 100 lives by giving blood ahead of World Blood Donor Day: “I would encourage anyone toying with the idea, especially the younger generations, to sign up and think of the difference you could make by giving blood, it doesn’t … Continue reading Pontyclun donor celebrated for saving up to 100 lives by giving blood ahead of World Blood Donor Day.

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Anne Mann, 63 from Treorchy was recognised by the Welsh Blood Service for saving up to 100 lives by giving blood ahead of World Blood Donor Day. “My father regularly gave blood throughout his lifetime, making over 100 donations. I first thought about giving blood in the 1970s following the troubles in Northern Ireland and the … Continue reading Rhondda donor celebrated for saving up to 100 lives by giving blood ahead of World Blood Donor Day.

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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 Blood recipient says ‘thank you’ to donors who helped save her life

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The horror of World War I and the struggle to cope with the increasing number of casualties was catalyst to find new ways of exploiting the lifesaving benefits of blood transfusion. The discoveries that adding an anticoagulant to prevent clotting and keeping blood chilled could increase the shelf life of blood meant that stocks could … Continue reading 70 Years of Saving Lives!

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Date: Monday 13 February 2017
Times: 2:00pm – 4:00pm & 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Address: Holywell, St Peter’s Church, Rose Hill, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7TL

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Childhood is meant to be carefree – a time for fun and adventures. But some children can face a lifetime of needing pain control treatments and regular blood transfusions to help manage the condition, sickle cell anaemia.

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