Consider Plasma Donation
As the nation confronts the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took an aggressive step forward in the fight against COVID-19.
Red Cross has been asked by the FDA to help identify potential donors in order to urgently increase options for physicians caring for COVID-19 patients.
Providence St. Joseph Health was one of the first organizations in the U.S. to utilize convalescent plasma. Patients who have fully recovered from COVID-19 infection have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus and protect them from becoming infected again with coronavirus. Their plasma may be rich with these antibodies that might be helpful in the treatment of COVID-19 infection in others.
a. Complete resolution of symptoms at 28 days prior to donation.
b. Complete resolution of symptoms at least 14 days prior to donation AND negative results for COVID-19.