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How we're working to respond to the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The FAIR steering group exploring whether some gay and bisexual men might be able to donate blood without a deferral is still hoping to report its’ findings before the end of 2020.
Initial tests have indicated three key groups of people who have the plasma most likely to potentially save lives.
Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, has now come into effect.
NHS Blood and Transplant has banked more than 1,000 units of convalescent plasma for potential transfusion into people with COVID-19.
Convalescent plasma is now being supplied to hospitals by NHSBT and the first transfusions have taken place.
Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, is expected to come into effect on 20 May 2020, subject to the final stage of secondary legislation passing through Parliament.
People who have recovered from coronavirus have started donating plasma to help others.
NHS Blood and Transplant is now leading a major new programme, on behalf of the Government, to collect convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19
Changes include bigger spaces between chairs, checking for risk factors, extra cleaning and increased hand washing.
NHS Blood and Transplant has completed a reshuffle of its top team with two new appointments.
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