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The Blood Center begins COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) donations from those who have fully recovered from COVID-19.

Posted by Paul Adams on April 10, 2020 4:24 PM


The Blood Center begins COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) donations from those who have fully recovered from COVID-19.

This is part of an investigational initiative approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of seriously ill patients fighting COVID-19.

Antibodies from convalescent plasma could help patients “fight off’ severe viral infections. 

We request potential donors please enroll in Louisiana’s registry at tbc.bio-linked.org. Bio-Linked allows users to submit confidential health and social information via a secure site and to list themselves as potential volunteers for investigational medical treatment. Once qualified, plasma will be drawn, with each donor providing up to three therapeutic plasma doses.

To provide convalescent plasma, donors must be eligible to donate blood and meet the criteria below:

  • Prior diagnosis of COVID-19, documented by a laboratory test
  • Symptom-free for 28 days prior to donation
  • If between 14-28 days since recovery, donor must present negative results for COVID-19 prior to donation

Once approved for CCP donations, The Blood Center will contact donors to schedule their donations. Donations can only be made at a specified CCP donation facility in New Orleans.

The Blood Center is not testing for COVID-19.

About CCP donations:  Eligible donors who were positively diagnosed by a laboratory test and fully recovered from COVID-19 may have antibodies in their plasma that can help those currently fighting the virus.  

Please click here to see if you qualify to become a donor

 

Last modified: April 10, 2020 4:43 PM by Paul Adams