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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.
Routine samples from blood donations are being made available to monitor the spread of coronavirus.
Nurses support programme in London, Manchester and Birmingham, as appeal for donors continue
The first person to be randomly selected to receive convalescent plasma through RECOVERY has now received a transfusion.
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.
Initial tests have indicated three key groups of people who have the plasma most likely to potentially save lives.