Make a Lifesaving New Year Resolution

The Welsh Blood Service is calling for people to step forward and make a New Years resolution that is worth keeping – give blood or platelets and help save lives!

There is a constant need for regular blood supply every day of the year to help treat different illnesses such as patients receiving life saving treatments for cancer, surgery or emergency care. For many patients, blood and platelet donors are a life-line.

Cath O’Brien Director at the Welsh Blood Service added ‘It is important to remember, any one may require blood at any time including ourselves and our loved ones. Blood contains many lifesaving components which can only be stored for a limited time before use. One component vital to cancer treatment is platelets, having a shelf-life of just five days. This is why we need a constant supply of regular and new donors coming forward.’

‘So please, if you are fit and well and never given before or not donated for a while, make a New Years resolution that will last a life time – become a regular donor and donate blood or platelets. I guarantee you will leave feeling proud with the knowledge of touching patients’ lives forever.’

To join our lifesaving team please visit or text blood to 81156 or ring 0800 252266