In coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Red Cross is seeking people who are fully recovered from the new coronavirus to sign up to donate plasma to help current COVID-19 patients.
People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. This convalescent plasma is being evaluated as treatment for patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections, or those judged by a healthcare provider to be at high risk of progression to severe or life-threatening disease.
You may qualify to donate plasma for coronavirus patients if you meet specific convalescent plasma and regular blood donation eligibility requirements:
You are at least 17 years old and weigh 110 lbs. Additional weight requirements apply for donors age 18 or younger.
Have a prior, verified diagnosis of COVID-19, but are now symptom free and fully recovered from COVID-19.
If you’re fully recovered from a new coronavirus infection and meet the above criteria, please fill out the Donor Eligibility Form below. A Red Cross representative will follow up with prospective candidates to confirm eligibility.
Note: If you currently have or suspect that you have COVID-19 and have questions about your health, please contact your healthcare professional.
Fully Recovered COVID-19 Patients:
Fill out this COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donor Eligibility form
Thank you for your willingness to donate plasma to treat patients seriously ill with COVID-19. This plasma is also called convalescent plasma. Plasma from people who have recovered contains antibodies that attack the virus and is being evaluated as a treatment for coronavirus patients. Please provide the following information that will help us determine your eligibility.
To donate convalescent plasma, please do NOT use the regular appointment scheduling tool on the website or mobile app. You must complete the form below and be contacted by Red Cross for special scheduling.