Donating plasma could save lives

Help the NHS in their search for coronavirus treatments

We need people who've had coronavirus (COVID-19) to donate blood plasma to potentially help others.

How you can help

Please register your interest in donating plasma if you:

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

  • are over 17

We will contact you with more questions to see whether you can donate.

Register your interest

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Our sessions are safe and friendly

What is plasma?

Blood plasma is a yellowish liquid that makes up about half your blood volume. After a virus, your plasma contains antibodies that help fight infection. 

How will you use my plasma?

We are collecting blood plasma for use in scientific research and possible coronavirus treatments. 

Donating plasma

Some people will give a blood sample to check their antibody levels rather than donating straightaway. 

Donating takes about 45 minutes, and the whole process including health checks and snacks takes around 1 hour 15 minutes. 

You can donate at one of our donor centres in England. 

Your body quickly replenishes the antibodies and plasma you donate, so you may be able to give regularly and potentially help more people.