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People with sickle cell are encouraging more black people to donate
To mark Sickle Cell Awareness Month sickle cell patients across London have filmed emotional messages to encourage people of black heritage become regular blood donors.
Facebook teams up with NHS blood service providers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
New blood donation feature on Facebook will allow people to receive updates on Facebook about giving blood, get notified about opportunities to donate at nearby donor centres and invite friends to donate
Shortage of men who’ve had coronavirus offering to donate convalescent plasma
The NHS is urgently appealing for more men who’ve had coronavirus to donate blood plasma as new statistics show far more women are offering to donate, despite men making better donors.
Man with highest COVID antibody test score for plasma donation backs donor appeal
A record holding COVID convalescent plasma donor is urging more men to donate.
Urgent request for Asian people who’ve had COVID to donate plasma
The NHS is now urgently asking Asian people who have had coronavirus to offer to donate convalescent plasma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.