American Red Cross Plasma Program for COVID-19

The American Red Cross is leading the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts toward a nationwide convalescent plasma program for COVID-19. While the program is experimental, it is the only antibody treatment for the virus available at this time.

 

Apart from getting hospitals engaged in the program, Red Cross is eagerly seeking donors who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma. To qualify to donate plasma, patients must:

  • Be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs.
  • Be in good health and feeling well.
  • Have a verified prior diagnosis of COVID-19.
  • Be fully recovered and symptom-free for at least 14 days, as determined by a medical provider.

Those who meet the criteria and are willing to help should fill out the donor eligibility form at RedCrossBlood.org/Plasma4COVID. Plasma will be used to help those who are seriously ill or at high risk of serious illness. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org/Plasma4COVID. Download a flyer to share. 

 

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