Coronavirus advice

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 48 hours from your vaccine before donating (you can attend on the 3rd day from the date of your vaccine)

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 – unless you're medically exempt, 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. 

A member of staff waits a  desk to check donors before they arrive
There are extra safety measures when you come to donate

Safety measures

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. 


A donor carer cleans a donation chair
Our sessions are clean and safe