Click here for our response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) including information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on blood donation being permitted during Stay at Home directives. 

Click here for care provider and self-referrals for convalescent plasma donors for those that had a positive molecular test (also called PCR or polymerase chain reaction) and are fully recovered from COVID-19.  Email patientservices@mvrbc.org or call 833-610-1025 with questions.

Overview

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.

referral form

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

Questions

patientservices@mvrbc.org 
(833) 610-1025

Please note: US COVID Plasma EAP Hospital Blood Bank Transfusion Reaction Reporting Requirements The hospital blood bank is required to send a report to uscovidplasma@mayo.edu 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.

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Dan - Convalescent Plasma Donor

Dan

Dan is changing the world.

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Deborah - Convalescent Plasma Donor

Deborah

“Right now I feel like I have to help people. I feel like there's a reason I'm here now. So I'm going to help as much as I can.”

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Jose recovered from COVID-19 and now able to donate convalescent plasma donor which is used to help those still fighting COVID-19.

Jose

José is changing the world.

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Kim's Story

Kim

Kim is changing the world.

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Dr. Martin - Convalescent Plasma Donor

Martin

Dr. Martin is changing the world.

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Michael - Convalescent Plasma Donor

Michael

Michael is changing the world.

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Patrick's Story

Patrick

Patrick is changing the world.

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