Memorial Blood Centers was recently notified that thanks to your support an adequate supply of convalescent plasma donations has been collected. In fact, through the generosity of many donors, there is a sufficient supply that is expected to cover needs in the event there is another spike in hospitalizations.
The COVID convalescent plasma program ended on March 17, 2021.
Your support helped us contribute nearly 8,000 convalescent plasma donations to the national need. This would not have been possible without a giving community of donors who recovered from COVID-19 and were willing to share their plasma to help someone else who was fighting for their life.
We are grateful to all our donors for their support and encourage you to become blood donors. We have faced chronic blood shortages throughout the pandemic and blood donations are still very much needed.
Frequently asked questions
- What happens to the convalescent plasma donation(s) that I have already donated?
If your donation has not already been transfused to a patient in need, it is stored frozen until there is a patient need.
- What happens if there is an increase in need for convalescent plasma? Will you call me?
We are grateful to all our donors for their support and encourage you to become blood donors. Our region has faced chronic blood shortages throughout the pandemic and blood donations are still very much needed.
If necessary, we stand ready to resume convalescent plasma donations.