COVID-19 convalescent plasma

COVID-19 convalescent plasma

Could your donation help treat patients with COVID-19?

For the first time in Australia, we're collecting convalescent plasma in a bid to help the fight against COVID-19. 

What is convalescent plasma and how might it help? Watch the video now.

Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of blood that contains antibodies. Once someone has recovered from COVID-19, the virus antibodies stay in their plasma.     

Convalescent plasma donations from someone who has recovered from COVID-19 may help boost the immunity of patients still battling the disease. 

It will be used to treat patients in clinical trials, both as a form of direct treatment and as a medication called COVID-19 Immunoglobulin, which may provide passive immunity against coronavirus infections.  

We’re incredibly proud to be part of this initiative, but we need help from people who have been diagnosed with and have recovered from COVID-19. 

In addition to meeting our current donor eligibility criteria, convalescent plasma donors must:

  • Have a confirmed laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19
  • Be fully recovered from the virus and symptom-free for at least 28 days.

Donating plasma is a simple, powerful act that could help a patient struggling to fight the disease. It’s a real opportunity for people who have battled COVID-19 to become part of a potential solution.

If you believe you may be eligible to donate, please call 13 14 95 and mention that you want to donate convalescent plasma.

You can find out more about convalescent plasma in our FAQ or download the fact sheet.

Heard about a pause in convalescent plasma antibody test results? Learn more here