Donating Blood Plasma
We understand how relieved you must be to have overcome a diagnosis of COVID-19. No one should face such uncertainty. Now that you are fully recovered, you can help children fight COVID-19 by donating blood plasma at CHOC.
While researchers are still learning about the disease, it’s possible that those who have recovered from COVID-19 have produced antibodies to protect them from the infection. If so, your plasma would contain these antibodies and may be helpful in the treatment of COVID-19 disease in others.
Registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the CHOC Blood Bank is available to collect and process plasma donations from COVID-19 survivors. These donations can be used for patients at CHOC.
Potential plasma donors must meet the following requirements:
- Donors must be at least 18 years of age.
- Donors, vaccinated and unvaccinated, must have been sick with COVID-19 after December 1, 2021.
- Donors can be male or female. Female donors must be negative for human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies.
- Donors must be able to provide FDA-approved laboratory Nasal Pharyngal – PCR test results confirming COVID-19 diagnosis.
- Donors must have been symptom-free for at least 10 days prior to donation.
- Donors will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies before scheduling a donation. This can be done at the CHOC Lab or the donor may provide results from another Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-certified lab.
- Donors must meet all other blood donor qualifications (e.g., age, weight, etc.).
Call the Blood Bank at 714-509-8339 for further explanation of these requirements.
Blood Bank location and hours
The CHOC Blood Bank is located in the CHOC Commerce Tower.
505 S. Main St. Suite 185 | Orange, CA 92868
Blood Bank hours:
Monday and Wednesday – 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday – 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday – 7 a.m. to noon