COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) collection

July 2, 2020

The Defense Health Agency is leading an effort to collect up to 10,000 COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) units by September 30, 2020. Collected CCP will be available for treatment of COVID-positive patients in military hospitals that meet established criteria and in accordance with approved protocols. This effort is designed to increase operational readiness of our combat forces and will help our nation study the use of CCP as a treatment.

We ask that you actively reach out to any TRICARE beneficiary you treated for COVID-19 and encourage these patients to donate to the CCP program at an Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) collection center near you

Eligibility requirements for the CCP program include:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Other travel/medical requirements may also apply.
  • Have a prior diagnosis of coronavirus AND meet specific laboratory criteria.
  • Be symptom-free for 14 days or more.
  • Note: Patients who have ever been pregnant will need additional testing to determine if Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) antibodies are present.

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