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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.
Initial tests have indicated three key groups of people who have the plasma most likely to potentially save lives.
NHS Blood and Transplant has banked more than 1,000 units of convalescent plasma for potential transfusion into people with COVID-19.
Convalescent plasma is now being supplied to hospitals by NHSBT and the first transfusions have taken place.
People who have recovered from coronavirus have started donating plasma to help others.
NHS Blood and Transplant is now leading a major new programme, on behalf of the Government, to collect convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19
Please keep giving blood as normal after a drop in donations.
Area matron, Penny, sends a special request to donors during the coronavirus pandemic: "Please donate when you can - hospitals and patients are relying on you".
Children design Mother's Day cards to encourage blood donation.
Mike Brown has organised an emotional blood donation event to mark what would have been his son Oliver’s 12th birthday.