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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UCLA Health chief infection prevention officers, Drs. Daniel Z. Uslan and Annabelle de St. Maurice donated at our blood drive. The infectious diseases experts acknowledge that the lifesaving process is safe, quick, and effortless. #UCLAHealth
If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, please consider donating plasma. You may have antibodies in your plasma that attack the virus and you may be eligible to donate convalescent plasma for patients with COVID-19.
If you are interested in donating plasma, please click here for additional information. Please note that we can only accept plasma donations after you have been completely well with no symptoms for at least 28 days.
The UCLA Blood & Platelet Center does NOT test for COVID-19
The BPC team with a Convalescent Plasma donor.
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.
• UPDATED: Eye protection need only be worn when providing care to a patient or when in prolonged close contact (less than six feet for 15 minutes or more) with patients, visitors, and other employees.
Reference: AABB Donor-Center-Focus-on-Safety.pdf.
The UCLA Blood & Platelet Center has implemented universal masking and social distancing protocols.