Have You Had a Positive COVID-19 Test OR Positive Antibody Test? Please Consider Donating Your Blood/Plasma

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  1. *1. Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
  2. *2. What type of test was it?
  3. *3. Where did you have your testing done?
  4. *4. When was your test?
  5. *5. What was the date you last had COVID-19 symptoms?
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"Your convalescent (post-infection) plasma donation will help UC Davis patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection."
Age: All Ages
Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Keywords: COVID-19, blood donation, plasma donation, coronavirus
Type: Other Study
500 Participants
If you had a positive SARS-CoV-2 test OR a positive SARS-CoV-2 antibody test, we invite you to donate your convalescent plasma. It will help those hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection.

What is convalescent plasma?

• Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of blood collected from patients who have recovered from an infection. Antibodies are special proteins in the plasma that have the potential to be used to fight the infection.

Why is convalescent plasma being investigated to treat COVID-19?

• There is currently no approved treatment for COVID-19. Convalescent plasma is being investigated for the treatment of COVID-19. There is some information gained from prior scientific studies to suggest it might help individuals recover from COVID-19.

Further investigation is still necessary to determine if convalescent plasma might:
- shorten the duration of illness,
- reduce morbidity, or
- prevent death associated with COVID-19.

Your plasma donation may be used for:
- research purposes or
- emergency or expanded access treatment for patients with severe COVID-19 infection.

Is it safe and effective against COVID-19?

• It is not known if convalescent plasma will be an effective treatment against COVID-19. Plasma transfusions are generally safe and well-tolerated by most patients. They can occasionally cause allergic reactions and other side effects. It is also not known whether patients with COVID-19 will have other types of reactions to convalescent plasma.
This study requires

Who should I contact if I want to donate convalescent plasma?

• If you are interested in donating your blood plasma, please complete the short questionnaire. If, based on your responses, you are able to donate, we will contact you within 1 week to give you more information about donating.

This requires:

  • You may donate your plasma at any blood donation center.

  • If you’d like to donate to UC Davis Health Blood Bank, you can do so at a local blood bank, Vitalant. Your initial donation will come directly to UC Davis Health Blood Bank for use on patients, all future donations you make to Vitalant will remain in the Vitalant supply chain for use anywhere.

  • If you agree to donate your plasma, we will complete a donor eligibility form and you will need to provide proof of your positive SARS-CoV-2 test. We will send this information to Vitalant and they will be in touch with you to schedule your donation.

Who can participate

Volunteers of all ages, ethnicities and sexes will be eligible.

• A prior diagnosis of COVID-19, documented by a laboratory test OR a documented test result that is positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

• Complete resolution of symptoms for at least 14 days (some hospitals require more time)

• A current negative nasal swab test result for COVID-19 if you will donate 14-27 days after your symptoms have fully subsided (fever, cough, shortness of breath). This test is not required if you donate 28 days or more after symptoms fully subside

• All other donor eligibility for an automated plasma donation must be met

Benefits and risks of participating

We cannot promise any benefits to you as a result of donating your blood plasma.


The team will discuss the risks associated with donating your blood plasma.
You will not be paid to donate your blood plasma.
Study duration and period
If you decide to donate further you will schedule this with Vitalant and the future donations will not come to UC Davis Health.
Recruitment period
From Aug. 1, 2020
UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
Research Topic
  • COVID-19
  • plasma donation
  • coronavirus

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