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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Sickle Cell Awareness Day, NHSBT is urging more black people to register as blood donors
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.