How can plasma help?
People who have recovered from COVID-19 – those who previously tested positive and are now asymptomatic (showing no symptoms) and test negative – have built up high levels of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) that defended their body against the virus.
Collecting plasma from a recovered individual and then injecting it into a person still fighting the virus could help by providing these antibodies and stimulating a stronger immune response in the sick individual. Plasma transfusions are generally safe and tolerated well by most patients.
If you’re fully recovered from a new coronavirus infection and meet the above criteria, please fill out the Redcross Donor Eligibility Form by clicking on the button below. A Red Cross representative will follow up with prospective candidates to confirm eligibility.