Medic Regional Blood Center Restarting CCP Collections
Beginning, September 7, MEDIC Regional Blood Center will be restarting COVID Convalescent Plasma collections. MEDIC stopped collecting CCP in late March because there was a nationwide stock available and because the COVID patient numbers had decreased. However…As COVID numbers rise again, there are now less than 10,000 units in the national supply. MEDIC will collect, process, and distribute CCP for 24 hospitals in their region. Potential donors must have had a positive COVID lab test within the past 6 months to be eligible to donate. Donors must also be symptom free for 14 days prior to donating. Potential donors who have been vaccinated may donate if they received the vaccine after their COVID-19 recovery.
Appointments are required for CCP collections. Appointments can be made by calling 865-521-2682. The qualifying paperwork can be found at www.medicblood.org.