Who can donate plasma(Eligibility Criteria)
Following are the general guidelines as a part of initial screening process of donors. Final eligibility will be decided by authorized blood banks after official screening process. Donors or patients must meet individual local, regional, or national regulations (criteria) to donate or request for plasma. Donor screening process,
- 1. COVID-19 diagnosed by confirmatory laboratory diagnostic test and recovered from illness.
- 2. If diagnostic test is not done and had COVID-19 like illness(symptoms), need antibody tests done and must be symptoms free.
- 3. If neutralizing antibody titers are available, more than 1:160 is recommended and can consider if more than 1:80.
- 4. Symptoms free for at least 2-4 weeks.
- 5. Age between 18 and 65 years (or per local regulations)
- 6. At least 110 Lbs (50 kgs)
- 7. Must be in good health and feeling well.
What donors to expect after initial screening process
Donors will get a message with contact details of the patient. Donors are requested to contact the patient or family to discuss the process of plasma donation.
Discuss with plasma seekers to plan location and time to meet at blood banks authorized by local governments.
Blood bank will screen the donors officially and take final decision if a donor can donate blood.