Plasma Donation Week

22 April 2024

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This Plasma Donation Week (22 April – 28 April), we are proudly supporting NHS Blood and Transplant to celebrate the unique difference the community of 8,000 plasma donors makes and to appeal for more.

There is a growing need for medicines made from plasma, used to treat over 50 diseases.

Every donor makes a huge difference to the 17,000 people who rely on medicines made from plasma, to save or improve their lives. It’s as easy as giving blood and takes around an hour.

What is plasma?

Plasma donation Aurora.jpgPlasma is the part of your blood that carries platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells around the body.

It makes up around 55% of your blood, and contains antibodies, known as immunoglobulins, which fight infection.

By giving plasma you could help build a person's antibodies, help to heal burns, protect pregnancies, and help babies' hearts to continue to beat.

Become a donor

To find out more about becoming a lifesaving plasma donor, visit the NHS Blood and Transplant website.

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