Matt Vickers, MP for Stockton South, urges men across Stockton to donate blood plasma.
Matt Vickers is urging men between the ages of 17 and 66 to consider donating their blood plasma.
Plasma is used to make antibody-based medicines called immunoglobulins, for people with weak immune systems and a variety of other rare disorders. Thousands of patients rely on immunoglobulin medicines for short-term treatment or lifelong diseases.
Whilst women can donate, men are more likely to have the blood plasma volumes and larger vein sizes which make them ideal donors.
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People can become blood plasma donors by calling 0300 123 23 23.
Mr Vickers said:
“Many people rely on plasma-based medicines to treat their life-threatening diseases. This is why I am encouraging men between the ages of 17 and 66 to consider becoming a blood plasma donor today.
“Donating plasma is very easy and your donation could save lives of many people suffering with genetic conditions and rare immune disorders.
"Make an appointment today and do your bit!"