Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated in China. The virus is now known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (derived from Mayo Clinic).
We are currently recruiting for a new project to advance clinical therapies related to COVID-19. Individuals, who donated blood and then, at some time later, become ill with a diagnosis of Coronavirus infection, are asked to advise the center where they donated as soon as possible. Plans can be made for you to visit to donate after your recovery.
If you have been infected with COVID-19, please refrain from donating blood at our donor centers for at least 28 days after resolution of symptoms after a diagnosis of COVID-19 or 28 days after the last possible close contact exposure to a person with COVID-19. Contact us immediately and we are happy to speak to you about future donation options to help TARGET A CURE!
To participate, requirements include that:
If you have an active COVID-19 infection, your donated blood can help make a difference! Our new mobile donation units allow you to donate from the comfort of your home, click here to learn more.
You will be paid for your donation, and travel arrangements may be made upon request. Fill out the form or contact us at (833) GO-4-CURE to learn more.