Research, Development and Innovation

Our new Research and Development strategy is built on our wish to work in partnership with researchers and achieving the best quality, outcome and reach.


In 2016, we consulted our colleagues and stakeholders about what the research ambitions of the Welsh Blood Service should be. Their response was that high-quality research and development work should be part of the Welsh Blood Service’s day-to-day activity.
We recognise that our service supports broad sectors of healthcare. Our research themes, Transplantation, Donor Care and Public Health, Products and Therapies reflect this spectrum of care. Our R&D strategy sets out how the Welsh Blood Service will help to advance care for donors and transfusion and transplantation patients through the collaborative support of our own and others’ projects.
Our strategy describes the support we are putting in place in the service to overcome the barriers to R&D. We detail how we will develop our capability and capacity and how we will meet the challenges in the provision of regenerative and personalised medicines.
The mainstay of the strategy is our wish to work collaboratively. Whether this means locally or internationally, Welsh Blood Service will be a worldwide research partner.

Research, Development and Innovation Quarterly Report

Our Research, Development and Innovation quarterly report gives insight into our current projects and features good news stories, project updates and staff publications.

At Welsh Blood, we want to ensure donors are always at the heart of everything we do. Part of this promise is being open and transparent about the work we do to benefit donors and the patients they help.

We have decided to issue a version of our Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) quarterly report that has been specially adapted for the donors, patients and the public so they can see the RD&I activity that they support though the gift of blood, stem cell and organ donation.

Our quarterly report includes featured pieces on our work in the last three months, provide an update on our portfolio of work and highlight any conferences or journal publications our staff have produced.

Contact Details

Tel: 01443 622119


Download our Research and Development Strategy and our Quarterly Reports