Beginning Monday, April 20th, Mississippi Blood Services will begin collecting convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 donors to be used in the potential treatment of seriously ill patients.

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) is plasma from donors who have fully recovered from COVID-19 and possibly have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. CCP is being used as a treatment option for patients with serious COVID-19 symptoms.

To provide convalescent plasma, donors must be eligible to donate blood and meet the criteria below:

  • Prior diagnosis of COVID-19, documented by a laboratory test or positive antibody test.
  • Symptom-free for 14 days prior to donation
  • If female, either no history of pregnancy or negative for HLA antibodies; test to be performed by MBS at no charge
  • Once approved for CCP donations, Mississippi Blood Services will contact donors to schedule their donations
  • Donations can only be made at the specified CCP donation facility in Flowood

Potential donors are asked to contact Noreen Haley at (601)368-2692 or by emailing nhaley@msblood.com.

Things to note after registering:

  • Once on the page, scroll down and click on the COVID-19 graphic
  • Donor ID is not required to complete the questionnaire

Mississippi Blood Services is NOT testing for COVID-19.