2015 is a big year for the Welsh Blood Service as we introduce a new computer system which is robust and fit for the future.
Sarah Herbert donated her stem cells to a patient in desperate need of a transplant. Working as a doctor in a busy A&E unit allows Sarah to save lives and help people get well on a daily basis.
Congratulations to dedicated donor Kevin Barnes from Hay-on-Wye on reaching his 1,500 platelet donation! An amazing achievement!
"At 19 weeks pregnant I was admitted to hospital and was diagnosed with placenta previa. I needed blood transfusions every 1-2 weeks, my baby was not expected to survive."
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!
The Nott Family are helping the Welsh Blood Service to call upon Dads to roll up their sleeves and give blood!
Blood donor Andrew Keeping shares his story
Emily is aged 5 and is a happy little girl who loves dancing and riding her pink bicycle. She loves the Disney movie ‘Frozen’ and her cuddly friend Bed-Ted is never very far from her side.
The Rees family home is busy, warm and filled with lots of love.
The Welsh Blood Service (WBS) donated a blood collection vehicle to The National Blood Transfusion Services of Ghana (NBSG) on May 20th 2014.
The below information provides an update on work being done to launch an All Wales Blood Service – to collect blood across Wales to meet the needs of Welsh hospitals.
Huge thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s Welsh Blood Day celebrations on February 28th.
The Health Minister, Mark Drakeford, unveiled the new fleet of Welsh Blood Service vehicles funded through a £900,000 investment from the Welsh Government.
Blood cancer patients who need lifesaving bone marrow transplants will benefit from a new scheme to speed up the search for a suitable match.
Sign up as a blood and organ donor and give the precious gift of life – that’s the message of the Church in Wales as it joins an NHS campaign to boost donor numbers in Wales.
Julie was a blood donor and had made 22 donations when she encountered complications during the birth of her third child.
One day at football training, 6 year old William was feeling more tired than usual.
Did you know that blood donors help some patients before they are born?
When Larry’s Mum was diagnosed with Leukaemia last year, it was understandably a massive shock to the whole family.
Phoebe was a bright, happy healthy little girl until she woke up one morning in August 2011 and couldn’t co-ordinate walking across her bedroom.
Nancy was born with several heart complications and at just 10 months old she underwent a seven hour major heart surgery, where she needed blood and platelets to survive.
Martyn Rees, a blood donor from Bridgend recently made his 50th donation and we were there to have a chat with him and his family about reaching this milestone.
Ishrat Chowdhury in Year Eight at Howell’s School, Cardiff recently had a tour of our WBS headquarters in Talbot Green. This is her account of her visit.
Julie Croad, Blood donor shares her donation experience
My name is Tegan Rees and I am 4 months old. My family and I wanted to thank you, as without your help I would not be here!
The Welsh Blood Service would like to express its sincere thanks to the donors and the public in Wales for their incredible support following the tragic incident on Friday evening.
Gillian Davies from Treffgarne marked her 50th birthday by donating blood for the 50th time at the session in Haverfordwest.
More than 1,100 NHS Wales staff have signed up to take part in Champions for Health, a new campaign to encourage healthier lifestyles.
The Welsh Blood Service needs to collect over 400 donations every day.
The blood donor featured in our Everyday Heroes Campaign is Geraint Davies from Bridgend.
The theme of the 2012 World Blood Donor Day campaign, “Every blood donor is a hero” focuses on the idea that every one of us can become a hero by giving blood.
Newport Gwent Dragons Heroes Nathan Buck and Lewis Evans visited the SuperHeroes of Maindee Primary School to show their support for World Blood Donor Day.
In support of World Blood Donor Day two of the Ospreys stars visited Pentre’r Graig Primary School where the children (and teachers!) had dressed up as ‘super heroes’ to help raise awareness of the importance of giving blood.
Like all new parents, Fiona & Nick were over the moon when baby Sam arrived safely into the world – a healthy baby and a little brother to Harry.
At the age of 25, Andrew Gooch was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia and a bone marrow transplant became his only chance of survival.
The Olympic flame arrived in the UK in May before embarking on its 70 day journey, bringing the excitement of the London 2012 Olympic Games to the entire country.
The Minister for Health & Social Services, Lesley Griffiths visited the Welsh Blood Service to meet a group of nurses, midwives and pharmacists who are expanding their knowledge of blood component transfusion to provide appropriate and timely care
The Minister for Health and Social Services, Lesley Griffiths, is urging everyone who is able to give blood to step up as we head towards the holiday period.
We now have free wi-fi at our Talbot Green Donation Clinic
Staff and donors helped spread some Christmas cheer by wearing their festive hats in our Talbot Green Donation Clinic.
The guidelines for accepting male donors who have had sex with another man have changed
The Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry is the first in the UK to introduce a new high resolution test which gives an accurate result of genetic compatibility between donor and patient for transplantation (tissue-typing).
The little boy in our summer campaign is Charlie. This is his story....
At the age of seventeen, Tracey West needed emergency surgery to remove a part of her bowel. During surgery and throughout her time in intensive care, Tracey required numerous amounts of blood transfusions.
Countries worldwide celebrated World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to honour and thank millions of voluntary unpaid donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated by blood services worldwide and takes place every year on 14th June. The chosen date has particular significance as it marks the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Nobel Prize winner in 1930, who discovered the ABO blood
To raise awareness of the importance of regular blood donation the World Health Organisation called upon blood services across the globe to help ‘Paint the World Red’.
We invited children from twenty six primary schools in the local area to be creative and enter a colouring competition to help promote and raise awareness of our life-saving organisation.
Beijing gold medal cyclist Geraint Thomas took time out from training for the Tour De France to visit the Welsh Blood Service newly refurbished clinic in Talbot Green.
If you are unsure whether the countries you have visited are at risk of malaria please contact us before you visit one of our blood donation clinics to avoid a wasted journey.
The Welsh Blood Service is pleased to announce that it is once again able to accept blood donations from donors 4 months after having a tattoo, body piercing or cosmetic treatment involving skin piercing.
Christmas and New Year was a very challenging time for the Welsh Blood Service
We occasionally need human interest stories to highlight the importance of blood and platelet donation.
The Welsh Blood Service, which collects blood in South, West and mid Wales, is making an urgent appeal for blood donors of groups O Rhesus Positive, A Rhesus Positive or O Rhesus Negative to come forward throughout January and make a lifesaving donation.
The little girl in our Christmas poster campaign is Orla Galton. Here is her story.
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.
A blood donation clinic has opened at Welsh Blood Service HQ, Talbot Green
The Welsh Blood Service is seeking everyday heroes whose gift can help ‘make a difference’.
World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is celebrated on June 14th every year. It is an opportunity to express gratitude to those who donate their blood in order to save lives, without expecting anything in return.
Football star John Hartson helped launch a new drive to recruit more platelet donors in a bid to maintain the supply of platelets to our Welsh hospitals.
Minister for Health & Social Services, Edwina Hart AM and football star John Hartson helped launch a new drive to recruit more platelet donors in a bid to maintain the supply of platelets to our Welsh hospitals.