BBD is now increasing the nation’s supply of convalescent plasma by collecting donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. BBD will collect, process the plasma for infusion, and maintain a bank for hospitals to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections. We are asking all eligible donors to come forward so we can treat as many patients as possible.
Nine out of 10 individuals will need blood or a blood product at some time in our lives. And one out of every 10 hospital patients requires a transfusion. Although the average transfusion is three pints, some patients require more.
Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.
The actual donation takes about 5 minutes. The entire donation process, from registration to post-donation refreshments, takes about one hour.
A photo ID, or two other forms of other identification including date of birth.