Children's Hospital Los Angeles is now accepting plasma donations from people who have recovered from COVID-19, which may be used to help others fighting the illness.
People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. This method, called convalescent plasma treatment, has historically been used as a potentially lifesaving treatment when new diseases or infections develop quickly, and no treatments or vaccines are yet available.
If you're fully recovered from a verified COVID-19 diagnosis and would like to join the fight against the novel coronavirus, please review the information below and call the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Blood Donor Center at 323-361-2441 to make an appointment. One of their representatives will follow up to confirm your eligibility.
Eligible donors must:
- Have a prior diagnosis of COVID-19 with a positive COVID-19 test result
- Be symptom-free and completely recovered for at least 28 days prior to donation
- Meet specific donor requirements and laboratory test criteria
Donating convalescent plasma at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is no different than a regular donation of a unit of blood.
Following your donation, the convalescent plasma is separated from whole blood and both the plasma and red blood cells can be used as lifesaving treatments for our patients. Your gift can save lives!