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
  • Symptom-free for 28 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 sign up HERE to submit confidential information to be approved. You can also 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.