COVID-19 CONVALESCENT PLASMA RESOURCES
US Surgeon General Urges University and College Campuses to Encourage CCP Donations
1/14/2021 | The Fight Is In Us Coalition
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an open letter to university and college administrators requesting that they encourage their faculty, staff, and students to donate plasma if they have recovered from COVID-19. US Surgeon Adams also suggested that universities and colleges hold plasma donation drives if feasible.
Medical community scrambles to understand COVID-19 ‘long haulers’
1/13/2021 | PBS News Hour
Long after their initial fight against COVID-19 is over, some have lingering effects from the illness. This broadcast talks with three 'long haulers', exploring their symptoms and inability to get support from the medical community. It also introduces Survivor Corps, an advocacy group for long haulers.
Headstrong: Marcus Smart on what he learned from bout with COVID-19
1/1/2021 | Yahoo! Sports
Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics tested positive for COVID-19 back in March 2020. In this video, he explains what he learned from the illness, why he donated his plasma, and the advice he has for us all as we continue to fight this deadly disease.
Coastal Bend woman has been donating convalescent plasma since June
12/26/2020 | KIII News – Corpus Christi
Christine Wilmot and her daughter contracted COVID-19 in June 2020. After her recovery, she felt a calling to donate her plasma as many times as possible in order to help others.
Nick Saban Credits Plasma Treatment for COVID-19 Recovery
12/5/2020 | WSFA-12 News
Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban credits COVID-19 convalescent plasma for his quick recovery from a mild case of the illness. Local Jefferson County Health Department officials call on COVID-19 survivors to donate their plasma to help those like Coach Saban recover.
COVID-19 Survivor Meets Woman who Donated Plasma for her Treatment
10/13/2020 | WTMJ-4 News - Milwaukee
Unique Edwards, who was given a CCP treatment using Kris Klug's plasma donation during her 1.5 week hospital stay, got the chance to meet Klug in person. Klug, who only suffered from a mild case in May 2020, encourages all COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma if they can.
Investigational COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma - Guidance for Industry
2/11/2021 | FDA
This guidance updates requirements on CCP donation for patients who have received COVID-19 vaccine. New guidance is that donors who have recovered from COVID-19 and have subsequently received the COVID-19 vaccine should complete their CCP donation within 6 months of infection resolution. This is so their plasma has sufficient antibodies related to their own immune response to COVID-19.
Emergency Use Authorization for CCP
2/4/2021 | FDA
On Feb. 4 the FDA updated the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for CCP. High titer plasma is authorized for use as early as possible in the course of disease for hospitalized patients. FDA indicates that in particular, patients with impaired humoral immunity may benefit from CCP. They also expand the lab equipment options used to determine plasma antibody titer.
Gov. Northam Donates COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in Richmond
12/18/2020 | WRIC.com
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and his wife both donated their antibody-rich plasma after recovering from COVID-19 in September.
Letter of Authorization, Reissuance of Convalescent Plasma EUA
11/30/2020 | FDA
This letter is an addenda to the August 2020 CCP EUA, dictating that CCP donations must be tested by registered or licensed blood establishments for anti-SARSCoV-2 antibodies as a manufacturing step to determine suitability before release.
COVID Clinical Trials Participation
4/14/20 | Clara Health
As researchers race to find vaccines, treatments, and better testing - they need your help. Clinical trials are for everyone. Sign up here to participate, and lets put an end to this pandemic together.
Hear from COVID-19 Survivors through Survivor Corps, the largest grassroots movement in US dedicated to actively ending this pandemic. They aim to help others by educating, connecting, motivating and mobilizing those affected by COVID-19 to support all ongoing scientific, medical and academic research to better understand the virus’ long term impacts on the body and help to develop treatments. By listening to these stories you will find a spirit of unity and solidarity that is urgently needed during this time of crisis.
Thank-the-Donor™ is the nation's first web-enabled technology that connects blood and plasma recipients with their donors while complying with medical privacy laws. Patients can anonymously send their donor a message of thanks and include a photo or video - all from their smartphone, tablet or computer. Visit covid.thankthedonor.org for more info.
PlasmaSaves.org encourages COVID-19 survivors to donate their plasma in order to help others suffering from the virus. In return, PlasmaSaves.org gives $100 donation in the donor's name to God’s Love We Deliver New York, Food is Medicine Coalition, or the NJ Stands Up to COVID foundation based on the donor’s wishes and location of the plasma donation.
Find community resources to help COVID 19 survivors learn more about plasma donation. Help us educate those in the community about why they should donate, the process for donation, and the benefits. This simple to understand graphic walks anyone through the process and teaches them why donating plasma is so important.
Spread the Word
Help us share about the campaign and encourage those who have had COVID-19 to donate their plasma and save lives. Downloadable and printable for ease in helping spread the word about the campaign.
Participate in Regional & National Research Studies
Your involvement in medical, scientific and academic research is urgently needed. Survivor Corps outlines the wide range of COVID-19 related medical studies, clinical trials and surveys presently being conducted that will broaden our understanding of the disease.