Convalescent Plasma Update – February 26, 2021

THANK YOU to our convalescent plasma donors!

If you have been involved in the convalescent plasma (CCP) donation program here at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, we owe you a debt of gratitude. COVID-19 survivors were able to support patients in need with a much-needed plasma donation. Those donations came at just the right time. Lives have been saved thanks to your generosity.

As the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients declines, so does the need for CCP donations and new CCP donors. For these reasons, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has made the decision to not accept new CCP donors at this time. Those currently in the program may be called on to continue to give CCP donations, based on the potency of COVID-19 antibodies in their plasma. This decision is subject to change, depending on the number of COVID-19 patients seeking treatment.

The COVID-19 pandemic is still negatively affecting blood donation rates throughout the CBCO service area. Community Blood Center of the Ozarks encourages donors interested in saving local lives to give a whole blood or platelet donation at their convenience. Thank you again for your support during this challenging year. We wish you continued health in the future!