Who can donate plasma?


Check whether you meet the basic criteria and then register your interest in donating plasma. We will then contact you to discuss your suitability in detail.

Who can donate

To donate plasma you will need to: 

  • have had coronavirus (either a positive test or symptoms)

  • be over 17

  • be able to travel to one of our donor centres

  • have enough blood to donate safely

Get involved

If you've had coronavirus, you may be able to help others by volunteering to donate plasma.

Check if you can donate plasma

You need to have enough blood to donate plasma safely.

Your gender, height and weight influence how much blood you have.

Use this tool to check if you have enough blood to donate.

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Who we need in particular

We are interested in hearing from you if you:

  • are a man

  • are over 35

  • are from an Asian community

  • were treated in hospital for coronavirus

If you are in one of these groups you are more likely to have higher levels of antibodies in your plasma which can help fight infection.

If you are not sure whether you can donate call us on 0300 123 23 23 to discuss your situation in confidence.

Donating plasma was a pleasant experience 

Rajeev holds a bag of his plasma

Rajeev Verma, 52, was hospitalised with coronavirus and has since donated