Taisha overcame a life-inhibiting disorder thanks to a lifesaving bone marrow donation from a complete stranger, Kirsty Burnett, in 2019.
This Christmas, we are launching #TheBestGift campaign to encourage communities across Wales to support blood stocks over the Winter period by raising awareness of the importance of a blood, platelet or bone marrow donation and the difference those precious gifts make to patients in need. Supporting the campaign is twenty-two-year-old Miss Wales, Darcey Corria from Barry, who received multiple blood transfusions after a serious car accident left her fighting for her life.
57-year-old Martin Nicholls was diagnosed with a form of leukaemia three years ago and started treatment to overcome the disease in January 2023. is calling for more people to give blood, platelets, or bone marrow with the Welsh Blood Service.
Whether you’re looking forward to making your first donation, a veteran donor or a keen supporter, here’s a selection of inspirational stories to show the incredible difference donating makes.
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