Please continue donating platelets if you can. People rely on your donations.
To make donating as safe as possible for everyone, we have made a few changes to our sessions.
If you have an appointment to donate soon, please read the following advice before you come.
Giving platelets during coronavirus
Check you are ok to attend – read coronavirus health rules for donors
COVID-19 vaccine – please wait 7 clear days from your vaccine before donating
Travelling to donate – donation is allowed despite coronavirus restrictions
Keep your appointment and arrive on time – please reschedule it if you can't come by calling us on 0300 123 23 23
Wear a fabric face covering – this must cover your mouth and nose - get more information about face masks
Attend alone – as part of latest safety changes it is vitally important that you come on your own, to help minimise social contact.
We've put extra safety measures in place including:
- bigger spaces between chairs to help maintain social distancing
- asking you some questions to rule out risks from coronavirus and checking your temperature from your forehead when you arrive. Only people with no risk factors for infection will be able to enter the donor centre
- extra cleaning
- increased hand washing for staff
- hand gel for donors to use
There is more information about giving platelets during coronavirus on the NHS blood donation website.