Thank you for your interest in helping patients! Throughout the pandemic, the American Red Cross has adapted its collection of lifesaving blood products to meet the needs of all patients—including those battling COVID-19. Because of the generosity of tens of thousands of convalescent plasma donors and the decline in hospital demand, the Red Cross and our industry partners have been able to build a sufficient supply of convalescent plasma to meet the foreseeable needs of COVID-19 patients.
Therefore, the Red Cross is no longer collecting dedicated convalescent plasma donations and has stopped converting plasma from routine blood donations that test positive for high levels of antibodies into convalescent plasma. However, we will continue to distribute this potentially lifesaving product to hospitals as needed.
We urge all those interested in helping to save lives to please give blood or platelets. Your donations can help those undergoing cancer treatments, organ transplants, or fighting other injury or illnesses.
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