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Alan Prosser announced as Welsh Blood Service Director

Alan Prosser outside WBS HQ

Velindre University NHS Trust’s Chief Operating Officer Cath O’Brien announced on Friday 15 April the permanent appointment of Alan Prosser as Director of the Welsh Blood Service.

Initially joining the Welsh Blood Service in June 2008 as the General Manager and Deputy Director, Alan has spent the last three years as Interim Director. During this time, Alan has led the organisation through the ongoing pandemic whilst overseeing the implementation of several key projects, including the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group recommendations, enabling more people than ever before to be eligible to donate safely, supporting international convalescent plasma clinical trials project in the fight against COVID-19 and the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout throughout Wales.

I'm eager to continue this success over the coming years.

Alan Prosser, Welsh Blood Service Director

“It’s been a true privilege to lead such a remarkable organisation over the last three years, the vast majority of which has been during the most turbulent of times during the COVID-19 pandemic”, Alan said after being appointed to the role permanently.

“The level of ingenuity, perseverance and commitment of all the staff at the Welsh Blood Service has been a real inspiration.

“I’m eager to continue this success over the coming years.”

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Cath O’Brien commented, “The appointment comes at a time of great opportunity for the Welsh Blood Service as it finalises its strategy for the next five years.

“We look forward to developing exciting opportunities for WBS, Velindre Cancer Centre and the Velindre University NHS Trust to work together collaboratively as we serve the people of Wales.”

The Welsh Blood Service has continued to operate through the pandemic with the support of staff and generous donors taking the time to donate.