The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2) is a respiratory virus that can spread from person to person. Symptoms may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
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As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing commitment to fight the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency issued guidance for immediate implementation to address the urgent and immediate need for blood and blood components.
The UCLA Blood & Platelet Center is awaiting additional regulatory response from the AABB/FDA and will be updating our donor deferral information.
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As we face a critical, national blood shortage, UCLA Health chief infection prevention officers, Drs. Daniel Z. Uslan and Annabelle de St. Maurice, visited a front line blood drive at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to donate their blood for patients.
With strict safety protocols in place, the infectious diseases experts acknowledge that the lifesaving process is safe, quick, and effortless. #UCLAHealth #TeamLA
If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, please consider donating plasma. You may have antibodies in your plasma that attack the virus. Your donated plasma could be used for compassionate treatment or as part of a scientific trial to determine definitively if this treatment works. It can also be used to support research efforts such as making tests to check immunity to the virus.
If you are interested in donating plasma, please click here for the intake survey. A study coordinator will contact you with further information about how you can help. Please note that we can only accept plasma donations after you have been completely well with no symptoms for at least 14 days.
What is convalescent plasma?
Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of blood collected from patients who have recovered from an infection. Antibodies are special proteins in the plasma that have the potential to be used to fight the infection.
Why is convalescent plasma being investigated to treat COVID-19?
There is currently no approved treatment for COVID-19. Convalescent plasma is being investigated for the treatment of COVID -19 because there is some information gained from prior scientific studies to suggest it might help individuals recover from COVID-19. Further investigation is still necessary to determine if convalescent plasma might shorten the duration of illness, reduce morbidity, or prevent death associated with COVID-19.
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The UCLA Blood & Platelet Center does NOT test for COVID-19
Thank you, Joel S. for your Covid Convalescent Plasma Donation! In response to Covid-19, The UCLA Blood & Platelet Center has implemented universal masking.
UCLA Blood & Platelet Center (BPC) is an AABB-Accredited Blood Donor Center with the focus on Donor Safety First
AABB-accredited blood donor centers are:
• Required to follow AABB Standards to protect donor safety.
• Taking donor safety seriously as they respond to evolving concerns related to coronavirus.
• Implementing additional donor safety measures to further protect donors.
BPC is taking the following safety measures to help protect our staff and our donors:
Reference: AABB Donor-Center-Focus-on-Safety.pdf.
The UCLA Blood & Platelet Center has implemented universal masking, in addition to social distancing protocols.