The best gift this Christmas

Posted on: Thursday 2 December 2021
welsh blood service

The Welsh Blood Service is preparing for blood shortages this winter and is raising awareness about the importance of donating 'the best gift' of blood this Christmas.

Donating blood is really quick and easy and appointments are available in Torfaen throughout December and January. 

  • December 17 and 28  in Methodist Church Hall, Llanyrafon
  • December 29 and January 6, 19 and 20 in the Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran
  • December 8 and January 14 in Pontypool Active Living Centre

 Last December nearly 700 donations of blood and blood products were needed across the Gwent region to provide care to patients.

Every donation plays a vital role by supporting a range of treatments from helping recovering accident victims and patients with blood cancers to supporting mothers and new-born babies during childbirth.

If you are aged 17 or over, you can book to give blood at: or call 0800 252 266

Last Modified: 27/10/2022 Back to top