NHSBT Request for Convalescent Plasma Donation

21 August 2020 3:34pm

NHS Blood and Transplant is urgently appealing for people to donate convalescent plasma.

A successful trial will be an additional line of protection during any second wave of Covid-19. NHSBT needs as many donors as possible to come forward now from the first wave of infections to enable as many donations as possible to be taken now. 

Plasma takes about 45 minutes to donate. Your body usually replaces the plasma you’ve donated in 24-48 hours and your body will also quickly replace the antibodies.

People can donate plasma as often as every two weeks.

If you’ve had coronavirus, please offer to donate by calling or 0300 123 23 23 or visiting www.nhsbt.nhs.uk