News and statements
As the NHS turns 72, NHS Blood and Transplant is saying ‘thank you’ to blood, platelet and convalescent plasma donors for their role in keeping the nation going during lockdown.
We’re asking blood donors to keep donating as normal unless you have been in contact with, or are currently infected by, the virus. Please read the latest advice before attending.
One of the first people to receive COVID-19 convalescent plasma has spoken about their experience and urged people to donate.
We are appealing for more people to donate plasma for a national treatment trial.
We are urging blood donors in Leicester to keep donating as normal if they are fit and healthy, as the city enters another two weeks of extended lockdown measures.
New analysis found men produce higher levels of COVID-19 plasma antibodies than women.
This World Sickle Cell Awareness Day (Friday 19th June), NHS Blood and Transplant is urging more black people to register as blood donors to help save and improve the lives of sickle cell patients.
People from Asian communities who have recovered from COVID-19 are more likely to have the antibody-rich convalescent plasma which can save lives, according to early analysis.
New text messages from the national testing programme led to 10,370 people registering as potential COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors over Monday and Tuesday.
NHS Blood and Transplant is opening three new ‘pop-up’ COVID-19 convalescent plasma donor centres in London, as it massively expands collection.