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The Welsh Blood Service is delighted to have added Welsh language Facebook and Instagram accounts to its growing social media community. The new accounts will run alongside the current Welsh-language Twitter (@rhowchwaedgymru), which will mean the all-Wales service now has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for English-speaking and Welsh-speaking followers. Jonathan Ellis, Head … Continue reading New Facebook and Instagram account expands Service’s Welsh-language presence on social media

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Sixth form students from Stanwell Comprehensive School have been applauded by the Welsh Blood Service for their outstanding effort towards blood donation after more than 60 students rolled up their sleeves to give blood this term. Speaking of the success, Julie Anthony, a school teacher from Stanwell said: “We could not be more proud of … Continue reading Stanwell Comprehensive sixth formers lead the way for school blood donations in Wales.

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Janet has over 28 years’ experience in blood transfusion, including 14 years as a consultant Haematologist at NHS Blood & Transplant. Janet will be taking over the role from Dr Stephen Field, who has joined the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. Janet recently chaired the British Society of Haematology guidelines for the use of platelet transfusions, … Continue reading The Welsh Blood Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Janet Birchall as its new Medical Director.

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Seven years and 13,000 tweets on from joining Twitter, the Welsh Blood Service are celebrating reaching 10,000 followers. The service opened its @givebloodwales account with a message that still stands today, ‘Give Blood, Save Lives. We can’t do it without you!’ Twitter was the first social media platform launched by our service as a way … Continue reading The Welsh Blood Service are celebrating reaching 10,000 followers on Twitter

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The Welsh Blood Service is launching innovative blood tests at next week’s Royal Welsh Show as part of its new ‘What’s My Type’ campaign. The tests, which will be available at the show from 24th – 27th July, can indicate participants’ blood types almost instantly. The simple process requires one small pinprick of blood, which … Continue reading Royal Welsh visitors will be first to discover ‘What’s My Type?’

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World Blood Donor Day encourages donors to give blood before emergencies arise. On Wednesday 14th June, countries all around the world will celebrate World Blood Donor Day, and the Welsh Blood Service are encouraging donors to give blood regularly. World Blood Donor Day serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood … Continue reading World Blood Donor Day

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The horror of World War I and the struggle to cope with the increasing number of casualties was catalyst to find new ways of exploiting the lifesaving benefits of blood transfusion. The discoveries that adding an anticoagulant to prevent clotting and keeping blood chilled could increase the shelf life of blood meant that stocks could … Continue reading 70 Years of Saving Lives!

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Sean McCabe, 28, was diagnosed with non hodgkin lymphoma in June 2013. It was devastating for the father of three and his fiancée Lisa.

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