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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.
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.