The Expanded Access Protocol (EAP) is administered by Mayo Clinic. Hospitals must register their institution and enroll patients into the site under Mayo Clinic’s IRB. Hospitals will not be required to complete a separate IRB if enrolled in the EAP. Products under this program may be supplied by Red Cross or other participating blood centers (e.g., OneBlood, Vitalant, or other blood center). The goal is that over time the EAP would allow hospitals to stock convalescent plasma for anticipated need.
Registration: Hospitals can join the EAP here.
Ordering Convalescent Plasma: Hospitals should contact their regular blood supplier for requests for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP). For Red Cross customers, all convalescent plasma orders should be placed directly in Connect.
The blood community has collaborated to utilize a central resource sharing platform to ensure the need for CCP is met throughout the United States. Blood centers will use this network to seek available supplies should they be unable to fill an order directly. Only hospitals that do not have a regular blood supplier should contact 844-633-3226 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request product, all other hospitals should place orders with their provider.
Order fulfillment will be managed on first in, first out basis with the oldest orders being shipped first.
For further information: National Extended Access Protocol