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06 August 2020

Hospitalised COVID survivors make most antibodies and make best plasma donors, data shows

New data shows people who were hospitalised by COVID-19 produce the most antibodies, making them priority plasma donors.

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03 August 2020

Oldest plasma donor who beat COVID-19 supports urgent appeal

Malcolm Shaw, 72, is supporting the urgent NHS appeal for more COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors, especially male donors.

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03 August 2020

Urgent appeal for COVID-19 plasma donations now to help trial during any second wave

NHS Blood and Transplant is now urgently appealing for people to donate convalescent plasma.

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28 July 2020

UK’s first COVID-19 convalescent plasma recipient opens new donor centre at Westfield Stratford City

NHS Blood and Transplant has opened three new ‘pop-up’ COVID-19 convalescent plasma donor centres in London in recent weeks, as it massively expands collection.

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15 July 2020

Stephen has donated more plasma into COVID-19 trial than anyone else

Stephen Franklin has now donated more units of antibodies against COVID-19 than anyone else in England.

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10 July 2020

NHS birthday: Celebrating the role of blood donors in pandemic

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.

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06 July 2020

One of the first COVID-19 convalescent plasma recipients supports donor appeal

One of the first people to receive COVID-19 convalescent plasma has spoken about their experience and urged people to donate.

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02 July 2020

100,000 people have now offered to donate COVID-19 convalescent plasma

We are appealing for more people to donate plasma for a national treatment trial.

02 July 2020

Giving blood in Leicester remains essential travel

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.

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23 June 2020

Men make more coronavirus antibodies than women, making them better plasma donors

New analysis found men produce higher levels of COVID-19 plasma antibodies than women.