Convalescent Plasma for Treating COVID-19 | White River Health System

Convalescent Plasma

The Arkansas Blood Institute has an immediate need for convalescent plasma from donors who have recovered from Coronavirus (COVID-19), as a part of an experimental initiative to use the the product to treat seriously ill patients. 

Who is Eligible

To provide convalescent plasma, donors must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a prior diagnosis of COVID-19, documented by a laboratory test
  • Be symptom free for 14 days prior to donation
  • Be seven (7) days post blood or plasma donation

How to Register

Sign up today of the donor registry by visiting Arkansas Blood Institute or by calling (888)308-3924. Positive COVID-19 test results should be faxed to 405-278-3140 or sent via email to  

Once qualified, plasma will be drawn, with a single donation providing therapeutic plasma for two to four seriously ill patients.