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A GP Donor’s Story
- Catherine Briggs, 46, a GP from Stockport, developed COVID-19 in mid-March.
- She said: “It was a really lovely experience to donate plasma after I recovered.
- “On the day, I arrived 15 minutes before the appointment and had some checks done, including checking for anaemia. The nurse then checked my veins to see if they were big enough to donate.
- “I was looked after by a very nice nurse. They put a needle put into a vein in my arm – which didn’t hurt – and I was then connected to the machine for about an hour.
- “I watched as my blood was separated and plasma was collected in a bag. The machine is very clever and gives back the red blood cells and so at the end of the procedure, I didn’t feel any ill effects. Just went home and had my tea and followed the advice with a very lazy evening.”