Inova Health System is looking for individuals recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma (colorless fluid part of blood) for a research study. Your donated plasma contains immunoglobulins (immune protection) and this study will use your plasma to help patients currently sick with COVID-19 disease.
To qualify for donation, individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Age 18 or older
- Not pregnant
- Documentation of positive test result for COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2)
- Recovered and symptom-free for 14 days
- Must meet all standard criteria for blood donation inovablood.org/eligibility
If You Qualify:
Step 1. You will be scheduled for a screening visit at the Clinical Trial Unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital for an interview, exam, and repeat COVID-19 PCR test to make sure you have fully cleared the infection.
Step 2. If Step 1 goes well, then plasma donation will be scheduled. Plasma donation takes about 2 hours and will be performed by Inova Blood Donor Services at a location of your choice:
CentreMed Donor Center, Centreville, VA
6201 Centreville Road (Route 28)
Centreville, VA 20121
Dulles Donor Center, Sterling, VA
45745 Nokes Blvd. #160
Sterling, VA 20166
Woodburn Donor Center, Annandale, VA
3289 Woodburn Road, #010
Annandale, VA 22003
You may be eligible for plasma donation every 28 days as long as you continue to meet criteria. In addition, your blood could help with other research studies for COVID-19. To sign up, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-776-4899.