The presenter's husband has been in intensive care for a number of months, and during today's (August 11) episode of GMB, Kate admitted that despite wanting to donate to help him, it wasn't clear how safe it would be.
"It was something that came to light that could be a useful tool, that I was asking if I could do back in April for Derek," she told co-presenter Adil Ray.
"Then it was pre the first trials of its use for COVID, so I wasn't allowed to because they didn't know how safe it would be for either Derek or for anyone else involved in it.
"But now it's something that people are doing."
Adil then said: "I think this is a brilliant thing. As a result of you talking about it I think that people have expressed an interest to take part."
"Yeah, they have registered to donate plasma, which is a wonderful thing," Kate replied.
On yesterday's (August 10) show, Kate gave viewers an update on Derek's condition, explaining that he is "very much still with us", though added that there are many more obstacles on his road to recovery.
Kate admitted that she felt guilty about having fun with her family while her husband is still in what she described as a "minimally-conscious state", but said she "needed to keep life going so Derek's got a life to come back to".
She also revealed that "everything" was a challenge right now, notably with food, and Adil praised Kate for being a source of strength for people going through a similar situation.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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