Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health Insurance And Social Solutions
The Welsh national made a consignment in June 2012 generate an All-Wales Blood provider. I am happy to announce that from May 2, 2016 Wales may have an individual, unified solution by which every blood and bloodstream item contribution in Wales will right support Welsh customers.
Presently, the collection, handling and distribution of bloodstream services and products is undertaken because of the Welsh Blood provider in Southern, Mid and western Wales and NHS Blood and Transplant in North Wales.
NHS Blood and Transplant has furnished an essential service to individuals staying in North Wales and is not asked to finish its solutions because of any failure on its component. Bloodstream is vital element in the solution and must for that reason be in the middle of your wellness solution. The go on to an all-Wales solution will make sure Wales has lasting arrangements set up which match our nationwide aspirations the NHS.
The Welsh Blood Service spent some time working closely with NHS Blood and Transplant, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board the Welsh wellness Specialised Services Committee, and other key partners to develop proposals for the brand-new all-Wales service. It has already been a considerable group work and I wish to increase my by way of everyone else associated with helping shape the newest plans and their particular efforts in guaranteeing a smooth change on brand new solution.
The supply of blood to hospitals across North Wales depends on the continued loyalty of donors in North Wales. I'd like the change toward brand-new all-Wales solution becoming seamless – care is for that reason being taken to reassure all donors in Wales associated with the valuable present they give you once they donate blood and avoid any interruption in collection plans. The newest solution aims to keep existing donors’ commitment; motivate new donors to come forward and re-engage with lapsed donors.