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Travelling to donate blood classed as “essential travel” under government guidance. Blood donors across Wales are being asked to ‘donate differently’ to maintain healthy blood stocks for the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic. In response to the global pandemic, which has put pressure on the blood collections programme across Wales, the Welsh Blood Service is … Continue reading Blood donors asked to support coronavirus changes

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A granddaughter from Torfaen is thanking blood donors across Wales for giving her family valuable time with her grandfather after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Holly Davies, 19 stated grandfather David Rees received over 60 blood and four platelet donations over an 18 month period after he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, … Continue reading Granddaughter thanks blood donors for giving grandfather priceless, “extra” year.

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“Save lives” for World Cancer Day says Caerphilly donor after reaching 1,000 donations. A retired steelworker from Caerphilly is calling on more people to give blood or platelets this World Cancer Day (February 4th) after he reached an incredible 1,000 donations for the Welsh Blood Service, a milestone which took over four decades to achieve. … Continue reading “Save lives” for World Cancer Day says Caerphilly donor after reaching 1,000 donations.

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Students and staff from Y Pant School, Talbot Green, have been thanked by the Welsh Blood Service for hosting their first blood donation clinic to help patients in need across the country. The school was also joined by students from Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau (Pontypridd). On the day, 61 blood donations were made, 42 … Continue reading Students and staff at Y Pant School potentially save over 180 lives

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#ChristmasPlusOne campaign This year we’re asking you to help promote your local clinic in three simple steps. 1. Choose the donation session you want to promote from the drop down list below. 2. Click ‘get my invitation’ and use the social media icons to share your donation session with friends. 3. Tell your friends to … Continue reading Christmas Plus One

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Students and staff from Cowbridge Comprehensive School have been thanked by the Welsh Blood Service for giving the gift of life by donating blood. More than 50 blood donations were recently given at a blood donation session held at the school. This was the second donation session to be held at the school, with over … Continue reading Cowbridge comprehensive students and staff roll up their sleeves to help save lives.

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An Aberystwyth man, who is one of Wales’ longest serving blood donors, is encouraging local residents to “make a difference”, after being recognised for reaching 100 blood donations. At a ceremony organised by the Welsh Blood Service in Lampeter, marking his outstanding lifesaving contribution to the people of Wales, Paul Lawlor was joined by two … Continue reading One hundred milestone donor thanks wife for starting his lifesaving journey.

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A Henllan man, who is one of Wales’ longest serving blood donors, is calling on local residents to sign up and give blood, after being recognised for reaching 100 blood donations. At a ceremony organised by the Welsh Blood Service in Wrexham, marking his outstanding lifesaving contribution to the people of Wales, Les was joined … Continue reading “Please sign up and Give Blood” – message from Henllan man as he reaches 100 donations milestone

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The UK blood services (which includes the Welsh Blood Service), Public Health England, Nottingham University and a range of stakeholders including LGBT+ groups are working together in the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group. The aim of the FAIR steering group is to explore if a more individualised risk assessment approach to … Continue reading Blood donor selection policy: the work of the FAIR steering group

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Almost 15 years after being diagnosed with cancer, Lawrence celebrated his son’s wedding alongside the man who saved his life. This is Lawrence’s story…

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The Government’s Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) has recommended that it is appropriate to withdraw two specific variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) control measures on plasma and platelets. The Department of Health and Social Care has accepted the committee’s recommendation and the Welsh Government has asked the Welsh Blood Service to … Continue reading Revised Advice on variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) Risk Reduction Measures for the UK

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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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