¿Superaste el Covid-19 y estás interesado(a) en donar plasma para ayudar a pacientes de Covid-19? Has clic aquí para información en español.
Plasma collected from recently recovered COVID-19 patients can provide hope to those who are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. The plasma from recovered patients is called convalescent plasma and it is being transfused to treat COVID-19.
This convalescent plasma contains antibodies that are believed to help fight the virus. This treatment has shown promise when used similarly against other infections in the past.
Antibody concentration has been shown to diminish over time. It is vital that eligible donors with these crucially needed antibodies attempt to donate their plasma every 14 days. Carter BloodCare is collecting this plasma for hospitals and their patients in our community.
To be eligible to donate convalescent plasma, an individual must:
- Have complete resolution of COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days
- Meet the regular blood donation guidelines
Please consider this additional way to positively affect change for patients and help our community stay prepared for potential surges in the virus.
You can make your appointment five ways:
- Call 817-412-5830.
- Text 800-366-2834.
- Email ConvalescentPlasma@CarterBloodCare.org.
- Self-schedule online.
- Walk in to specific donor center locations, although appointments are encouraged.
Rosedale Donor Center: Tuesday-Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturday 8am – 5pm
Preston Valley (on mobile bus): Monday – Saturday 8am – 8pm
Bedford Corporate Office (visitor parking lot): 1st Monday of each month; 11am – 6pm
Keller Donor Center: Every Friday; 9am – 5pm
Waco Donor Center: 2nd and last Monday of each month; 9am – 5pm
Arlington Donor Center: Every Monday; 9am – 5pm
Irving Donor Center: Last Friday of each month; 9am – 5pm
HEB Donor Center: 2nd Monday of each month; 9am – 5pm
Mesquite Donor Center: Every Friday; 9am – 5pm
Addison Donor Center: Every Thursday; 9am – 5pm
Tyler Donor Center: Monday 11am-6:30pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 11am-6:30pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-2pm
First United Methodist Church Denton: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month; 9am – 5pm