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26 May 2020

Convalescent plasma donor with highest coronavirus antibodies backs call for more donors from three key groups

Initial tests have indicated three key groups of people who have the plasma most likely to potentially save lives.

20 May 2020

Max and Keira’s Law comes into effect in England

Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, has now come into effect.

18 May 2020

More than 1,000 units of convalescent plasma now collected for COVID-19 patients

NHS Blood and Transplant has banked more than 1,000 units of convalescent plasma for potential transfusion into people with COVID-19.

07 May 2020

First COVID-19 patients receiving convalescent plasma transfusions

Convalescent plasma is now being supplied to hospitals by NHSBT and the first transfusions have taken place.

06 May 2020

Organ donation law change due to come into effect in England on 20th May

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.

06 May 2020

Coronavirus trial: People across England start donating plasma

People who have recovered from coronavirus have started donating plasma to help others.

25 April 2020

Major COVID-19 convalescent plasma programme announced

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

23 March 2020

Extra coronavirus safety measures on blood donation sessions

Changes include bigger spaces between chairs, checking for risk factors, extra cleaning and increased hand washing.

04 March 2020

NHSBT appoints two new Directors

NHS Blood and Transplant has completed a reshuffle of its top team with two new appointments.

25 February 2020

Date announced for Max and Keira’s Law to come into effect

Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act – will come into effect on the 20 May 2020.

28 January 2020

Local air ambulance supports O negative appeal after lifesaving transfusion

The importance of giving blood and the impact it can have on saving someone’s life is clear in 17-year-old Oliver Berry’s story.

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