Blood products for transfusion into patients are supplied to hospitals by all UK Blood services, including the Welsh Blood Service, and the safety of the blood supply chain, is always of paramount importance.
Millions of people across the world receive blood transfusions every day. It is a vital service in saving lives and restoring health, and the Welsh Blood Service takes the most rigorous steps in ensuring it is safe for donors to donate blood and for patients to receive those blood products when they need them.
Donating blood is safe. There are strict legal and clear ethical requirements for maintaining the very highest blood safety standards in donor safety and selection, product testing and supply chains.