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  1. Alexandra Lodge

Every time you give blood you save a life. Find out how you can donate

The Welsh Blood Service needs 450 donations every day to keep 19 hospitals across Wales with a healthy stock of blood.

They need new volunteers and anyone aged between 17 and 66, who weighs over 7st 12lbs (50kg), who is healthy and not subject to certain medical exclusions can volunteer to become a blood donor.

Watch Alexandra Lodge take you through a step by step guide on what's involved:

  • Step 1 - Register online
  • Step 2 - Go to a clinic
  • Step 3 - Read information and fill out questionnaire to check you're fit and healthy to donate
  • Step 4 - Have a confidential chat with a member of the Welsh blood service & get your iron levels checked
  • Step 5 - Give blood - which takes around 10 minutes
  • Step 6 - Enjoy a cuppa or cold drink and a biscuit as reward.


  1. James Crichton-Smith

Internet diagnosis making GPs' job more difficult, says BMA

People using the internet to self-diagnose is making the work of GPs more difficult, according to the British Medical Association.

It says patients pre-diagnosing themselves can mean doctors need to spend more time explaining what the problem actually is.

Here are the most popular questions searched in Wales:

  • What is cancer?
  • How does cancer kill?
  • Is there a cure for cancer?
  • Is cancer a disease?
  • How do you know if you have cancer?
  • What causes cancer?
  • What does cancer look like?
  • Is cancer hereditary?
  • What does a cancer lump feel like?
  • How many people get cancer?
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