Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will collect plasma donations from patients who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection to help newly diagnosed patients fight the disease. The treatment, known as convalescent plasma therapy, requires plasma provided by donors who have recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection. These donors will have antibodies to help fight COVID-19. The treatment has been used in recent years to treat victims of Ebola, SARS, and H1N1 influenza.
Learn more about Convalescent Plasma
To provide convalescent plasma, donors must be fully recovered from their COVID-19 infection and must meet all standard eligibility criteria for blood donation. Plasma will only be collected from donors who had a positive molecular test (also called PCR or polymerase chain reaction), showing they had a COVID-19 infection and at least 28 days from recovery. If you unsure what kind of test you had, please ask your healthcare provider.
Click on the red button below for either self-referrals or care provider referrals. After reviewing your submission, the Blood Center will follow up with potential donors to schedule a plasma donation at a MVRBC Donor Center.
Self-Referral & Care Provider Referral Form
Please note: US COVID Plasma EAP Hospital Blood Bank Transfusion Reaction Reporting Requirements The hospital blood bank is required to send a report to firstname.lastname@example.org and 2-Quality@mvrbc.org for any transfusion-related reaction that occurs for patients enrolled in the EAP that receive convalescent plasma.
Watch the stories of convalescent plasma donors below.