The NHS Blood and Transplant service desperately needs your help. In April, we began collecting blood plasma from donation to make vital antibody-based medicines and we urgently need more people to make donations.

These medicines – called immunoglobulins will help thousands of people with immune diseases.

There are many different types of conditions the medicines will be used to treat, including those with a low mature red blood cell count which can happen after radiotherapy and chemotherapy for cancer treatment.

Due to the size and structure of veins needed to make a donation, we are currently inviting males age 18-65 to consider giving blood plasma at their local center.

Donating plasma is safe and easy, the plasma is filtered out of circulating blood by an apheresis machine and the red blood cells are returned to the donor. Plasma donation is very similar to blood donation, they both help people, just in different ways.

By taking a few simple steps to help, you will be making a real and lasting impact on the lives of so many patients.

To find out more about blood plasma donation you can visit, read the information leaflet or to register to make a donation call 0300 123 23 23.

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