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Dayton Area COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program

Dayton Area COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) Program

Dayton Convalescent Plasma Project

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CBC is collecting the antibody-rich plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat critically ill coronavirus patients at local hospitals and outside our region.

Have you tested positive for:

  • COVID-19 infection by viral RNA nasal swab test - or -  COVID-19 antibodies by blood test.

If you tested positive by RNA nasal swab test are you:

  • Symptom free for at least 14 days with a NEGATIVE test for COVID-19 - or -  Symptom free for at least 28 days (no negative test required).

If you tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies are you:

  • Symptom free for 28 days.

REGISTER TO DONATE

CCP donations are collected at:

Community Blood Center located at:

349 S. Main St. Dayton, OH 45402

To donate blood or plasma you must:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How long will a CCP donation take?
A: Your first donation will take approximately 2 hours.

Q: What happens during a CCP donation?
A: A needle is placed into a vein in your arm. Your blood flows through tubing into an automated system that separates some of your plasma from your red blood cells and other blood components. The non-plasma components are returned to you through the same needle. 

Q: What happens to my donation?
A: Your CCP donation will be tested and separated into doses that will be used to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients. CCP can be transfused directly to a patient or used to make hyperimmune immunoglobulin, a treatment that is more concentrated and contains more antibodies. 

Q: Is CCP therapy safe?
A:  Early research into the use of CCP suggests it is a safe and effective therapy that reduces the length and severity of COVID-19 illness. 

Q: Is it safe to donate blood?
A: Yes! CBC is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of donors and staff by implementing social distancing measures and increased infection control protocols. All donors go through a "mini-physical" to determine their well-being and eligibility. COVID-19, like other respiratory viruses, is not known to be transmitted by transfusion of blood and blood components.

WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN SAVE LIVES!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN DONATING!