blood donation donors

If regular blood donors are “heroes,” this would be “superhero” level: Vitalant is seeking convalescent plasma donors to help COVID-19 patients.

The eligibility criteria: Prior diagnosis of COVID-19, documented by a laboratory test; complete resolution of symptoms for at least 14 days; meet all other current FDA donor eligibility requirements to donate plasma.

“Even with these requirements, there may be additional tests or other criteria required,” a Vitalant press release said.

“In some instances, those who have recovered from COVID-19 may be able to donate, even if they did not have an initial laboratory test.”

 Those who meet that criteria and want to donate plasma are encouraged to apply through the Vitalant website, vitalant.org/covidfree. For more information, call 866-CV-PLSMA (866-287-5762).