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New data shows people who were hospitalised by COVID-19 produce the most antibodies, making them priority plasma donors.
Malcolm Shaw, 72, is supporting the urgent NHS appeal for more COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors, especially male donors.
NHS Blood and Transplant is now urgently appealing for people to donate convalescent plasma.
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.
Stephen Franklin has now donated more units of antibodies against COVID-19 than anyone else in England.
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.
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.