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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.


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.