NHS Plasma Donation Centre
NHS Blood and Transplant has opened the doors of its new plasma donation centre in County Square Shopping Centre on Elwick Road in Ashford and has issued an urgent call to anyone who has had COVID-19 to register as a donor.
Plasma collected at the centre will be used in clinical trials to determine whether the antibody-rich blood plasma found in people who've had coronavirus – known as convalescent plasma – could be an effective treatment for COVID-19.
The plasma is transfused into patients who are struggling to develop their own immune response. The antibodies could slow or stop the virus spreading, which could save lives.
If you've had confirmed coronavirus or the symptoms, you can volunteer today to donate plasma at www.nhsbt.nhs.uk or simply search online for 'donate plasma'.
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