NHS Blood and Transport is opening a further 14 convalescent blood plasma donation centres to urgently collect plasma for coronavirus treatment trials and potential use in hospitals. They are encouraging you to come forward if you have had confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

Blood plasma is a liquid that makes up about half your blood volume. After a virus, your plasma contains antibodies that help fight infection. A transfusion of plasma from someone who has recovered from coronavirus may help people who are still ill.