Inova Health System is looking for individuals recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma (colorless fluid part of blood) for a research study. Your donated plasma contains immunoglobulins (immune protection) and this study will use your plasma to help patients currently sick with COVID-19 disease.

Learn more at inova.org/covid19/research

4 Comments

  1. William on April 20, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    My wife and I had a respiratory illness with fever around the middle of March. I also had an ear infection. I would like to give blood but I dont know if I had Covid19. Is there a way to find out before I give?

    • Inova Newsroom on April 21, 2020 at 9:55 am

      Thank you for your interest. In order to donate plasma for the COVID-19 clinical trial, you must have documentation of a confirmed positive test for COVID-19, and be symptom-free for 14 days. In order to be tested for COVID-19, please call your primary care physician to see if you can receive an order for testing.

  2. Bridget on May 3, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    If I was presumed positive with COVID-19, but have been symptom free for over a month, can I donate blood? I understand that I do not have the documentation for a confirmed case so I cannot donate plasma for the clinical trail.

    • InovaNewsroom on May 5, 2020 at 11:59 am

      At this time convalescent plasma donors must have had a positive COVID-19 test result that you can provide upon request. We will share any updates the FDA may make to the guidelines. Please find more information at http://www.inovablood.org/covid19plasma. Thank you for inquiry and willingness to make a lifesaving donation.

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