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21 July 2020

Increased public support and new law offer hope for patients, despite impact of COVID-19

Family consent rates rise at the height of the pandemic.

15 July 2020

Stephen has donated more plasma into COVID-19 trial than anyone else

Stephen Franklin has now donated more units of antibodies against COVID-19 than anyone else in England.

06 July 2020

One of the first COVID-19 convalescent plasma recipients supports donor appeal

One of the first people to receive COVID-19 convalescent plasma has spoken about their experience and urged people to donate.

03 July 2020

Genomes front and centre of rare disease diagnosis

A study discovers novel genetic causes of rare diseases, leading to improved diagnosis and better patient care

02 July 2020

100,000 people have now offered to donate COVID-19 convalescent plasma

We are appealing for more people to donate plasma for a national treatment trial.

29 June 2020

Projects across England and Wales successfully promote organ donation amongst black and Asian communities

Approximately 211 events were delivered between November 2018 and June 2019 by projects funded by NHSBT's Community Investment Scheme, reaching around 130,000 people.

23 June 2020

Men make more coronavirus antibodies than women, making them better plasma donors

New analysis found men produce higher levels of COVID-19 plasma antibodies than women.

17 June 2020

Asian donors more likely to have COVID-19 convalescent plasma which could save lives

People from Asian communities who have recovered from COVID-19 are more likely to have the antibody-rich convalescent plasma which can save lives, according to early analysis.

17 June 2020

New text messages led to more than 10,000 people registering as COVID-19 plasma donors

New text messages from the national testing programme led to 10,370 people registering as potential COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors over Monday and Tuesday.

09 June 2020

Blood samples used for coronavirus surveillance

Routine samples from blood donations are being made available to monitor the spread of coronavirus.

08 June 2020

Superdrug nurses support major convalescent plasma programme

Nurses support programme in London, Manchester and Birmingham, as appeal for donors continue

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