Southcoast Health enrolled in the Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access program through the Mayo Clinic and the American Red Cross. We are now encouraging patients who have fully recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma through the American Red Cross to help current COVID-19 patients.
There is evidence that people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. This convalescent plasma is being evaluated as a treatment for patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections, or those judged by a healthcare provider to be at high risk of progression to severe or life-threatening disease.
You may qualify to donate plasma for coronavirus patients if you meet specific convalescent plasma and regular blood donation eligibility requirements.
If you’re fully recovered from a new coronavirus infection and meet the above criteria, please fill out the Donor Eligibility Form (https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/plasma-donations-from-recovered-covid-19-patients.html#donorform). A Red Cross representative will follow up with prospective candidates to confirm eligibility.
Visit Southcoast.org/covid19 for more information about our response to this public health crisis.
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