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Urgent Need for Recovered COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donors

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Recovered COVID-19 Volunteers Urgently Needed

 

Plasma Donations for Treating COVID-19 (Convalescent Plasma)

 

Atlanta Blood Services is collecting convalescent plasma donations from individuals who have had a lab-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 and have fully recovered from a COVID-19 infection. Through our apheresis and blood donor program managed by Atlanta Blood Services. This plasma will be used as an investigational treatment for patients currently fighting the coronavirus disease. 

 

It is presumed that people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. While this treatment has not been fully studied for the treatment of COVID-19, convalescent plasma has been used in the past to treat outbreaks of influenza, polio, measles, SARS and Ebola.  

 

If you would like to become a COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donor 

(at no expense to you) please contact Atlanta Blood Services for more information:

By Phone: 404-477-1298 or 404-477-1299 

By Email: absinfo@bmtga.com | Online: atlantabloodservices.com

 

Qualified must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

  • Healthy
  • Over age of 17
  • Have previously tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have been symptom free for at least 14 days
  • Successfully screened as a blood donor per FDA blood donation guidelines

At the time of your appointment,

please provide:

 

  • COVID-19 test results at time of diagnosis
  • COVID-19 test results post recovery (if possible).*
  • Picture identification

 

*If you have not had post recovery testing, you will be tested for COVID-19 again at the time of your donation and we will inform you of the results.

 

 

 

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