News & Events

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.

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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.

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There are a number of mandatory blood safety tests carried out on every single blood and platelet donation we receive.

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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.

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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.

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