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Father of 29-year-old nurse who died of COVID-19 is now donating convalescent plasma
A father has donated convalescent plasma for use as coronavirus treatment eight times after his daughter died from the virus.
Harlequins help NHS secure 1,000 plasma donations for COVID-19 treatment
Harlequins rugby club has helped NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) collect 1,000 donations of convalescent plasma in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).
Donor appeal after September sees highest COVID convalescent plasma use
NHS Blood and Transplant is repeating its urgent call for COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors as new figures show plasma transfusions reached a high during September.
Men who’ve had coronavirus symptoms urged to donate plasma due to shortage of male donors
NHS Blood and Transplant urgently needs men who’ve had coronavirus or the symptoms to volunteer to donate blood plasma.
NHSBT scientists awarded £1.1 million for regenerative medicine research
NHSBT has been awarded £1.125 million from the Medical Research Council and Japan Agency for Medical Research to conduct research into regenerative medicine at the Stem Cell Institute in Cambridge.
Record number of people from BAME backgrounds receiving lifesaving organs
But waiting lists are higher than in 2015/16.
NHS issues urgent plea for more people to share their organ donation decision
New figures released to mark Organ Donation Week (7-13th September), estimate that 6,700 people are now currently in need of a transplant across the UK – up from approximately 6,138 prior to the start of the pandemic.
Shortage of men who’ve had coronavirus offering to donate convalescent plasma
The NHS is urgently appealing for more men who’ve had coronavirus to donate blood plasma as new statistics show far more women are offering to donate, despite men making better donors.
Man with highest COVID antibody test score for plasma donation backs donor appeal
A record holding COVID convalescent plasma donor is urging more men to donate.
Urgent request for Asian people who’ve had COVID to donate plasma
The NHS is now urgently asking Asian people who have had coronavirus to offer to donate convalescent plasma.
Hospitalised COVID survivors make most antibodies and make best plasma donors, data shows
New data shows people who were hospitalised by COVID-19 produce the most antibodies, making them priority plasma donors.
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