If you've beaten COVID-19, please consider donating plasma to others with COVID-19 who are still fighting.
When a person contracts a virus like COVID-19, their immune system creates antibodies to fight the virus. These antibodies are found in plasma, which is the liquid part of blood. Plasma with these infection-fighting antibodies is called “convalescent plasma.” Through a blood donation process, this antibody-rich plasma can be collected from a recovered person, then transfused to a sick patient who is still fighting the virus. This provides a boost to the immune system of the sick patient and may help speed the recovery process.*
You can sign up if you meet the following:
- A lab-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
- Have fully recovered from COVID-19 infection and been symptom-free for at least 28 days
- At least 18 years of age
- Meet standard blood donor eligibility criteria
*Source: AABB https://covidplasma.org/. Accessed August 20, 2020, 10:15CST.