Our Community Needs Your Help!
As our healthcare workers continue to battle through this pandemic, they need our help more than ever. January is National Blood Donor Month and now is an important time to donate as our blood banks are facing shortages in blood supply. The help of our community is vital during this crucial time to help save lives.
COVID 19 Convalescent Plasma (CP) Donations
With the treatments of COVID evolving, convalescent plasma has proven to be a lifesaving product for COVID-19 patients. The plasma that has been taken from surviving COVID-19 patients contain antibodies, which are helpful to those battling the virus.
Those interested in donating must have:
- A lab confirmed positive test for COVID-19 which can also include positive antibody tests.
- Person donating must not have had any symptoms for 14 days.
- Must still meet the eligibility requirements for donating blood.
- Must be willing to donate plasma.
Where to Donate
Donating blood is safe and all those who donate are required to always wear a mask. The New York Blood Center is taking both Convalescent Plasma Donations and regular blood donations during this time. You can learn more about the eligibility requirements on their website.
For Convalescent Plasma Donations you must fill out their form here >> http://bit.ly/3rSHvQa
To schedule an appointment and find a location nearest you click here >> http://bit.ly/3s10Pe4
You Can Make A Difference!
Our Community has come together to make great strides throughout this pandemic. As we continue to be hopeful with the vaccine making its way to our communities, we can continue to come together to make a difference by donating blood. We hope this New Year is treating you well and that you are healthy and safe! 💙
Sources: New York Blood Center