Seeking COVID-19 Survivors for Plasma Donation
If you or someone you know has recovered from a COVID-19 infection (otherwise known as SARS-CoV-2), please consider donating your blood to treat people with severe or life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms.
Datasource: Blood plasma donation
How to Help by Donating Blood Plasma
Memorial Healthcare System is registered to participate in the Mayo Clinic Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program to test the use of donated blood as a treatment for people with severe COVID-19.
People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 do so because the liquid portion of blood (plasma) contains antibodies, which are capable of fighting the virus that causes the illness. Giving people the plasma from those who have recovered from the virus, may lead to a faster recovery.
Criteria for Blood Plasma Donors
Donors must meet all the required screening criteria for blood donation and the additional FDA criteria, as follows:
- Prior diagnosis of COVID-19 documented by an FDA approved laboratory test, hospital letter, or antibody test results
- Complete resolution of symptoms at least 14 days prior to donation, and a documented negative COVID-19 FDA approved test, or
- Complete resolution of symptoms at least 28 days prior to donation
How to Donate Blood Plasma
Florida Residents: Complete the OneBlood Pre-donation form and a donor specialist will contact you within 24-48 hours.
If you live outside of Florida, friends and family can find a donation site closest to them at American Association of Blood Banks.