Appeal for plasma donations to fight COVID-19

The NHS Blood & Transplant Service in Essex is making an urgent appeal for plasma donations that can be used in COVID-19 research.

Following the high level of infections over the previous few months, the potential number of donors is very high and people who have recovered from COVID-19 are encouraged to consider donating their plasma.

Plasma can be stored for up to 3 years and is vital to continued research in this field. You can see if you are eligible here and find out more about the research here.

This latest appeal follows on from our article last year, explaining more about the importance of plasma donation in fighting COVID-19.

Essex donors needed as donor centre now open in Chelmsford for COVID-19 plasma trial