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Updated coronavirus information

Last updated: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 The coronavirus outbreak in the UK Many of you are understandably concerned about the spread of coronavirus. There is no evidence that people with a bleeding disorder are any more likely to catch the virus than the general population but it is important to

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Update on face-to-face health assessments for benefits

Please see the following statement from the Department for Work and Pensions As many of you will already be aware, face-to-face assessments have been suspended due to Covid-19. Please find the link to the government announcement here: www.gov.uk/government/news/face-to-face-health-assessments-for-benefits-suspended-amid-coronavirus-outbreak Please be assured that we are working at pace with our Assessment

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Hemlibra availability with Corona Virus

Following concerns from our community, Roche have issued the following statement about supply and availability of Hemlibra: We understand the interest in Hemlibra▼(emicizumab) for people with haemophilia A and are committed to ensuring adequate supply amid the queries around how the coronavirus might impact availability of Hemlibra. To date, Hemlibra has

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Coronavirus outbreak in the UK

Many of you are understandably concerned about the spread of coronavirus. There is no evidence that people with a bleeding disorder are any more likely to catch the virus than the general population but it is important to continue to follow the latest advice on minimising the chances of catching

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Organ donation rules in England are changing

Organ donation in England will move to an “opt out” system from May 2020. This means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the

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Response from NHSBT regarding Corona Virus and blood safety

We understand that our members may have concerns about blood and blood product safety and the new Corona virus (now named SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19 disease). We contacted the NHS Blood and Transplant service (NHSBT) for up to date information on this matter. They stated: NHSBT is monitoring the coronavirus

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