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A SWANSEA woman who is one of Wales’ longest serving blood donors is calling on local  residents to start giving blood, after celebrating her 100th blood donation. Marian Williams, a 62 year-old from Killay, has seen how life changing a donation can be when her father started received regular blood transfusions after being diagnosed with … Continue reading One of Swansea’s longest serving lifesavers calls on locals to give blood as she strives towards reaching 150 blood donations!

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One of Carmarthen’s longest serving blood donors is calling on locals to start giving blood after being recognised by the Welsh Blood Service for making 100 donations. Gwyn Jones, a 70 year-old from White Mill, has been donating for over 50 years, making his first donation back in the 1960s. As each donation can save … Continue reading Local lifesaver likens reaching blood donation milestone to “receiving a cap for Wales” and calls on new donors to step forward

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To mark 100 years of the Royal Welsh Show, the Welsh Blood Service is aiming for 100 visitors to discover their blood type and then book a lifesaving donation at their local clinic. Alongside the commemorative celebrations at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, visitors at this year’s Royal Welsh Show are encouraged to try … Continue reading Find out your likely blood type at the 100th Royal Welsh Show with the Welsh Blood Service

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Four of Wales’ longest serving blood donors have come together for World Blood Donor Day (June 14) to encourage more young donors to start giving blood. Donors Mark Iliffe, John Dennis, Selwyn Roberts and Anne Mann were recently recognised by the Welsh Blood Service for reaching the milestone of 100 blood donations, a milestone which … Continue reading Four of Wales’ longest serving lifesavers unite to call on young donors to step forward

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The Welsh Blood Service gave a special ‘thank you’ to 84 milestone donors at an awards ceremony in Swansea. Those in attendance were recognised for their continued commitment to saving lives in Wales. The Welsh Blood Service event was attended by 77 whole blood, one platelet and six bone marrow donors from Swansea, the Gower … Continue reading Swansea donors celebrated for saving up to 13,000 lives thanks to giving blood, platelets and bone marrow

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More than 100 student sportsmen and women recently rolled up their sleeves to donate at a specially arranged clinic for sports clubs at Cardiff University.  The special ‘sports clubs’ clinic, hosted at Cathays Community Centre, was arranged at the request of Cardiff University Men’s Rugby Club, who committed to filling over 100 appointments by rallying … Continue reading University Sports teams unite to potentially save up to 300 lives

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As part of its campaign to encourage new blood donors, the Welsh Blood Service visited the home of the Cardiff Devils as they faced-off against MK Lightning to help fans discover their blood type. The ‘What’s My Type?’ campaign uses a small pinprick of blood to identify the potential blood type within minutes. The 100,000 … Continue reading Devils fans urged to roll up their sleeves and take a shot at giving blood this Christmas

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A cancer survivor who received a lifesaving bone marrow donation from someone she has never met has written a heartfelt poem to say thank you to the man who saved her life on World Bone Marrow Donor Day (15th September). Kelly Coombes, a 28 year-old mother from Caerphilly, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, a … Continue reading “Thank you kind stranger” – Caerphilly mum pens heartfelt poem to the bone marrow donor that saved her life

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More than eighty milestone donors have been celebrated over the last few weeks for their commitment to the Welsh Blood Service, with a selection of guests reaching their 100th donation milestone after decades of giving blood. Two awards ceremonies have recently been held at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, with local blood donors celebrated for … Continue reading Donors in Llandrindod Wells celebrate saving over 13,000 lives with the Welsh Blood Service

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Thursday 14th June 2018 is World Blood Donor Day, an international awareness day to thank voluntary blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The day also raises awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. Blood recipients from … Continue reading World Blood Donor Day 2018

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The Welsh Blood Service have been encouraging young people aged 17 and over to start giving blood by finding out their blood type at the Urdd Eisteddfod from Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018. The national campaign, titled ‘What’s My Type?’, involves a simple process using one small pinprick of blood to reveal … Continue reading Urdd Eisteddfod visitors encouraged to start their lifesaving journey by discovering their blood type

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Donors across Wales will have more control of their blood donation appointments as the Welsh Blood Service has introduced a series of improvements to its online appointment booking system. Among the improvements, donors that book an appointment online will now: Be given the choice to receive appointment reminders via email, SMS or telephone call at … Continue reading Online upgrades enhances appointment service for website visitors

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Two comprehensive schools in Bridgend County Borough are being praised by the Welsh Blood Service after more than 100 students took time to give blood this term. Porthcawl and Bryntirion comprehensive schools are just two of three comprehensive schools from across Wales that have held blood donation sessions for their sixth form students and staff … Continue reading Bridgend County Borough schools learn a lifesaving lesson

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Forty milestone donors were celebrated this week for their commitment to the Welsh Blood Service, with two guests reaching their 100th donation milestone after decades of donating. At an award ceremony held at the St. Brides Hotel in Saundersfoot, local blood donors celebrated their 50th, 75th and 100th donations alongside four bone marrow donors, who … Continue reading Locals celebrate milestone donations with the Welsh Blood Service

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