Baptist Health hospitals use convalescent plasma (plasma collected from people who have recovered from coronavirus), to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients not responding to other therapies. Antibodies present in recovered patients have lifesaving potential, helping boost a patient’s immune system so that they can better fight the virus.
Patients with a positive antibody test or those with a positive COVID19 Nasopharyngeal swab who are 14 days recovered from any symptoms are eligible to donate.
Convalescent plasma donations are urgently needed. If you have recovered from coronavirus, please consider donating your plasma.
Know these facts about convalescent plasma donation
- The treatment is approved by the FDA.
- You will need to be at least 14 days symptom free of the virus and will need to provide a copy of your positive test result, or a letter from the hospital or lab service confirming a positive COVID-19 test result.
- Donating plasma does not diminish your own immunity.
- You can donate more than once, following a required waiting period.
How to Donate
The only way to donate your plasma is through OneBlood. A pre-registration form is located on their website.
If a potential donor is identified for a specific patient, that potential donor should make an appointment to donate at OneBlood, and enter the patient’s IND number and the donation will go to that specific patient.Visit OneBlood.org