Nebraska Community Blood Bank is now collecting convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in efforts to help treat the virus.
While there is no proven treatment, it is possible that convalescent plasma, which has antibodies against the virus, could help patients with serious or life-threatening infections. Nebraska Community Blood Bank will collect, process, and maintain a supply of convalescent plasma for hospitals.
We are asking eligible donors to come forward so we can help treat as many patients as possible. Donors may be eligible to give convalescent plasma if they have had a positive test and have been symptom-free for at least 14 days.
Completion of a form and consultation with an NCBB team member is required to make an appointment for a convalescent plasma donation. To donate convalescent plasma, donors will be required to provide written documentation of either a positive disease test (a virus test for the presence of COVID-19) or a positive recovery test (verifying immunity has been obtained).