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Former Health Minister Robin Swann urges community to participate in life-saving cause

Former Health Minister Robin Swann gives blood.

Former Minister of Health in Northern Ireland, Robin Swann MLA, proudly marks a significant milestone as he completes his 60th blood donation, highlighting the critical importance of blood donation in saving lives and bolstering the healthcare system.

The North Antrim MLA continues to champion initiatives that positively impact the well-being of Northern Ireland's citizens.

Throughout his tenure as Minister of Health and from a personal perspective, Mr. Swann has witnessed the profound impact that each blood donation can have on individuals facing medical challenges, accident victims, and patients with chronic illnesses.

Recognising that the gift of blood is truly a gift of life, Robin says he remains steadfast in his commitment to promoting this life-saving cause, just as he did as Minister, ensuring that blood donation in Northern Ireland kept in step with the rest of the United Kingdom.

The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service plays a pivotal role in sustaining an adequate blood supply for hospitals throughout the region.

Mr. Swann emphasised the urgency of this matter and urged citizens to join him in supporting this vital cause. Whether as a seasoned donor or considering contributing for the first time, every donation can make an immeasurable difference.

The former Minister fervently appeals to the community to actively participate in blood donation drives and help bolster the reserves of this vital resource. By doing so, individuals can directly impact and improve the lives of their fellow citizens, ensuring a healthier and safer community for everyone.

Following donating blood Mr. Swann commented:

"As I celebrate my 60th blood donation, I am humbled by the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of those who will need to receive additional blood. I implore all of Northern Ireland's residents to embrace the spirit of giving and become a part of this life-saving mission."

The former Minister's unwavering support for blood donation underscore the importance of collective action in safeguarding the well-being of the community. Through his call to action, Mr. Swann aims to inspire a wave of positive change that will resonate far beyond his own milestone donation.

Anyone interested in donating or becoming a donor should contact the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service - Freecall on: 08085 534 653 by texting "BLOOD" to 60081 or visit


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