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Webinar on 3 June 1pm: update on the convalescent plasma trials

Invitation and joining instructions

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and updates to help clinical and laboratory staff manage the impact of COVID-19

Refer to the red cell shortage plan if stocks fall to less than 2 days 

Refer to the platelet shortage plan if stocks fall to 0.5 days or less

Blood supply updates 

27 April

  • COVID-19 Research and Trials website is now live
  • Stock level for all blood components is good
  • Please email covid19bloodrecovery@nhsbt.nhs.uk to keep us updated with your planned changes which may increase demand for blood components
  • First routine delivery to hospitals will continue, to collect samples and empty boxes, if there is no order to deliver 



Go to the archive for previous updates


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Convalescent plasma research

As part of a national research response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are leading a programme to collect convalescent blood plasma from people who have recovered from coronavirus.

This plasma will be used in a national clinical trial to improve the recovery of people with COVID-19.

Find out more

Register your Trust to take part in the clinical trials

REMAP-CAPukremap-cap@icnarc.org or 020 7831 6878. 

RECOVERY: recoverytrial@ndph.ox.ac.uk or contact

Our answers to your questions 

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Upcoming: 3 June, 1pm
Dr Lise Estcourt, Consultant Haematologist, NHSBT and University of Oxford, updates on the UK COVID-19 convalescent plasma trials. 

How to join

Dr Gail Miflin on the research programme and  clinical trials.

Watch or download

Please give this information card to your recovered COVID-19 patients

We need people who’ve recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19) to donate blood plasma. 

Download or order from the distribution hub. Please refer to our instructions to create an account.

Information for potential plasma donors


NCI 9 April - BioResource of plasma samples related to COVID-19

H&I 8 April - testing services

RCI 8 April - referring samples

IBGRL 6 April - referring samples

TAS 2 April - clinical and operational

Stem cells 2 April - NICE rapid guidance on haemopoietic stem cell transplantation