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Blood samples used for coronavirus surveillance
Routine samples from blood donations are being made available to monitor the spread of coronavirus.
Superdrug nurses support major convalescent plasma programme
Nurses support programme in London, Manchester and Birmingham, as appeal for donors continue
First patient, a child, receives convalescent plasma through RECOVERY, the dedicated COVID-19 treatment trial
The first person to be randomly selected to receive convalescent plasma through RECOVERY has now received a transfusion.
Collaborative report into evidence on gay and bisexual men and blood donation still due in 2020
The FAIR steering group exploring whether some gay and bisexual men might be able to donate blood without a deferral is still hoping to report its’ findings before the end of 2020.
Convalescent plasma donor with highest coronavirus antibodies backs call for more donors from three key groups
Initial tests have indicated three key groups of people who have the plasma most likely to potentially save lives.
More than 1,000 units of convalescent plasma now collected for COVID-19 patients
NHS Blood and Transplant has banked more than 1,000 units of convalescent plasma for potential transfusion into people with COVID-19.
First COVID-19 patients receiving convalescent plasma transfusions
Convalescent plasma is now being supplied to hospitals by NHSBT and the first transfusions have taken place.
Coronavirus trial: People across England start donating plasma
People who have recovered from coronavirus have started donating plasma to help others.
Major COVID-19 convalescent plasma programme announced
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
Extra safety measures after coronavirus uncertainty causes drop in donations
Please keep giving blood as normal after a drop in donations.