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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.

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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.

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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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