The fight against the coronavirus has led to a crucial need for convalescent plasma. Convalescent plasma is plasma from someone who has been infected with the virus but recovered.
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients, per U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements, to be used as a treatment for patients who are currently sick with the virus.
If you tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered, you may be eligible to donate convalescent plasma.
To be eligible to donate you must:
· Be completely symptom-free for 14 days.
· Provide a positive COVID-19 test result and complete a screening form.
· Meet regular blood donation guidelines.
If you’re interested in donating, contact the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center at 210-731-2719 or COVID19@southtexasblood.org.