CoviPlasm / CoriPlasm

CoviPlasm / CoriPlasm

A study on Plasma transfusion of convalescent patients carried out by AP-HP, EFS and Inserm

that could help some COVID-19 patients

Historically, convalescent plasma has been used as a potentially lifesaving treatment when no cure or vaccine was available. 
More recently, some information suggests that convalescent plasma could help some coronavirus patients – especially those who are seriously ill.

What is convalescent plasma donation ?

COVID-19 convalescent plasma is a type of blood donation collected from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. The convalescent plasma contains antibodies that might help patients actively fighting the virus.

Individuals who have fully recovered from a verified COVID-19 diagnosis can sign up to donate by completing the EFS – Donor Request form.

How is it done ?

During a plasma donation, blood is drawn from an arm and sent through a high-tech apheresis machine that collects your plasma and then safely returns your red cells back to you. Because of this process, donating plasma takes longer than a regular whole blood donation. To help meet the growing need for this product to treat COVID-19 patients, eligible individuals can donate their convalescent plasma with the EFS every 2 weeks for up to 24 times a year.

 – Clinician Nancy 🍀

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  • AP-HP
  • EFS
  • Inserm
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