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Statement: Calling out racial injustice
We want to add our voice to the many around the world who are rightly calling out racial injustice.
First patient, a child, receives convalescent plasma through RECOVERY, the dedicated COVID-19 treatment trial
The first person to be randomly selected to receive convalescent plasma through RECOVERY has now received a transfusion.
Collaborative report into evidence on gay and bisexual men and blood donation still due in 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus trial: People across England start donating plasma
People who have recovered from coronavirus have started donating plasma to help others.
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
Extra coronavirus safety measures on blood donation sessions
Changes include bigger spaces between chairs, checking for risk factors, extra cleaning and increased hand washing.
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