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NHS Blood and Transplant service needs your help

(14 May 2021)

In April, the NHS began collecting blood plasma from donations to make vital antibody-based medicines and 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.

Local businesses in the area are already helping patients, by helping to raise awareness of the need for more people to consider making a blood plasma donation by communicating details to their clients and members of staff.

Due to the size and structure of veins needed to make a donation, the NHS are currently inviting males age 18-65 to consider giving blood plasma at their local centre which is open 08.00 to 20.00, 7 days a week at Stockton Plasma Donor Centre, Dunedin House, Columbia Drive, Thornaby, Stockton, TS17 6BJ 

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