Did you know people who have tested positive for COVID-19 can help patients currently fighting the disease? The Central Illinois Community Blood Center, the Community Blood Services of Illinois, and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center are accepting referrals from individuals who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection and would now like to give plasma to help newly diagnosed patients.
Potential donors who can provide documentation of a laboratory-confirmed positive test for COVID-19 and meet other health and safety criteria will be scheduled for a COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) donation. Individual donors and care providers may refer themselves or their patients via the referral form available at www.bloodcenter.org. For additional information, potential donors or physicians may send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCP donors must be fully recovered from their COVID-19 infection and must meet all standard eligibility criteria for blood donation. Plasma will only be collected from donors with laboratory-confirmed tests showing they had a COVID-19 infection and must be at least 28 days from the last date they experienced symptoms. These donors will have antibodies to help fight COVID-19 and will be scheduled for a plasma donation at a nearby Donor Center or mobile blood drive.
For more information, please visit https://www.bloodcenter.org/hospitals/patient-services/convalescent-plasma/
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