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You may know that NHS Blood and Transplant needs convalescent plasma donations from people, especially men, who have recovered from the coronavirus.
Blood plasma donations from people who have recovered can be transfused into seriously ill people who are struggling to develop their own immune response to aid recovery.
The antibodies in the plasma can help fight the virus – and save lives.
Please offer to donate plasma and help save lives if you:
- Have had the coronavirus or the symptoms (fever, a persistent cough or loss of smell and taste)
- Can travel to one of our plasma donors centres, in major towns and cities: https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/plasma-donors/where-can-i-donate-plasma/
For more information and to offer to donate, please complete the form at https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/plasma-trial/
Plasma donation is safe and easy. It takes about 45 minutes and then you can carry on with your day as normal. Your body replaces the plasma in 24-48 hours and you can donate as often as every two weeks. Your body quickly replaces your antibodies.