Donate plasma to the NHS
There is a growing demand for people to donate plasma, to help provide life-saving and life-enhancing medicines for patients being treated for rare diseases in the NHS. The Birmingham Donor Centre is now collecting plasma, and are asking for donors to help fulfil this vital medical need.
Men aged who are aged 17 - 66 are being asked to consider donating. This is because they are more likely than women to have the blood plasma volumes and larger vein sizes needed.
Donating plasma takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. During the process the plasma is filtered out of circulating blood by an apheresis machine and the red blood cells are returned to the donor.
Find out more about plasma, how plasma is donated and where you local donation centre is.