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Covid-19 research

Your blood could be very helpful for people who have COVID-19 now

NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center are looking for people who recently recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma as "convalescent plasma donors."

Since you recovered from COVID-19, your blood now contains antibodies to fight the virus that causes the illness. The liquid part of your blood, called plasma, contains these antibodies. This plasma is called convalescent plasma because it may help people currently struggling with COVID-19 to get better.

You may be able to be a convalescent plasma donor if you meet both of these criteria:

  • Have had a previously confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 made through nasopharyngeal swab, oral swab, sputum (spit), or blood antibody testing.
  • Recovered fully from COVID-19, showing no symptoms for at least 14 days.

Do you meet this criteria and want to know more about donating? If so, start the screening process through Weill Cornell Medicine or Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

We greatly appreciate your desire to help

NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center sincerely thank you for your time and interest in this important health initiative. To learn more about blood donation, visit the New York Blood Center’s website, www.nybc.org.

Tell your friends and family members!

We encourage you to forward this link www.nyp.org/covidresearch to any family members, friends, or colleagues who have recovered from COVID-19 infection, who meet the criteria above, and who may be interested in becoming convalescent plasma donors. The more people we can get to donate, the more people with COVID-19 we may be able to help.