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Covid plasma donation

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I heard that in some countries they people who had covid donate plasma. They use it for research and to treat infected patients. I had covid recently and am wondering if there is anything I can do to help?
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Hi,
I heard that in some countries they people who had covid donate plasma. They use it for research and to treat infected patients. I had covid recently and am wondering if there is anything I can do to help?
You can find information on

https://www.blutspendezurich.ch/uebe...ien-und-media/

Saw that in order to donate plasma one has to be male & meet the standard donation requirements.
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Re: Covid plasma dotation

Not sure - but if you are British and/or lived in the UK in the 80s- you are not allowed to give blood here.
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Old 05.11.2020, 15:59
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Not sure - but if you are British and/or lived in the UK in the 80s- you are not allowed to give blood here.

Is that the same for plasma?
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Old 05.11.2020, 16:11
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Is that the same for plasma?
I imagine so. It's not like there's any real evidence to suggest that UK blood is unsafe, so they can't very well explain how the process of separating plasma is magically going to get rid of all the non-existent contaminants in whole blood.
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Yes, it says that besides having to be male one must also meet the standard requirements.
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Re: Covid plasma donation

Interesting, if I catch the thing I'll consider donating blood.


@OP, what I got from a quick read of the link posted by Sigh is you need to wait 4 weeks since the symptoms of the illness ended.
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https://www.blutspendezurich.ch/uebe...ien-und-media/

Saw that in order to donate plasma one has to be male & meet the standard donation requirements.
That must be just the post-covid plasma, since I've donated plasma before and have seen women also donating plasma while I've been there ... or maybe they've just been tested and confirmed free of the nasty antibodies they don't want in the plasma.
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Re: Covid plasma donation

They take plasma only from Men for Covid patinets: https://www.blutspendezurich.ch/file...4_20200403.pdf


So, if you're a man, ping them!
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That must be just the post-covid plasma, since I've donated plasma before and have seen women also donating plasma while I've been there ... or maybe they've just been tested and confirmed free of the nasty antibodies they don't want in the plasma.
Sorry, I should have been more clear.

"The reason for this is that due to pregnancy women
naturally produce antibodies against tissue characteristics (HLA properties). If such HLA antibodies are transfused into the patient, life-
threatening complications of the lungs (TRALI) can arise. Therefore, for security reasons
COVID patients whose lungs have already been attacked by the COVID virus will only recieve male plasma."

Last edited by Sigh; 07.11.2020 at 22:28. Reason: Added info
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