Organ Donation: You could save up to 9 lives
If you needed an organ transplant would you have one?
If so, please help those in need of a transplant by opting to donate organs and tissue. Click on the link below for more information:
Organ Donation: More Info
Blood and platelet stocks are good but please keep donating.
Click on the link for more information: Giving Blood: More info
Donating Blood Plasma
We are leading a programme to collect plasma to help with national clinical trials.
Plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 may save the lives of people who are still ill.
See this Leaflet
Two clinical trials are underway to confirm the safety and effectiveness of these transfusions. The trials are also exploring other treatments for people with COVID-19.
As part of these trials we are:
- collecting plasma from people who’ve had COVID-19
- managing the convalescent plasma aspects of the trials, including hospital set up and staff training
Click on the link for more information:
Donating Blood Plasma: More info
Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplants
A stem cell or bone marrow transplant replaces damaged blood cells with healthy ones. It can be used to treat conditions affecting the blood cells, such as leukaemia and lymphoma.
Stem cells are special cells produced by bone marrow (a spongy tissue found in the centre of some bones) that can turn into different types of blood cells.
The 3 main types of blood cell they can become are:
- red blood cells – which carry oxygen around the body
- white blood cells – which help fight infection
- platelets – which help stop bleeding
A stem cell transplant involves destroying any unhealthy blood cells and replacing them with stem cells removed from the blood or bone marrow.
Click on the link for more Information:
Stem Cell Transplants: More info