Donor criteria for COVID convalescent plasma collection have been updated by the US FDA. This policy has adapted them to our practice setting.
- Donors who donated CCP prior to COVID-19 vaccination may donate following vaccination if they meet remaining donor eligibility criteria.
- Donors who did NOT have symptoms and a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 prior to vaccination are ineligible to donate plasma after COVID -19 vaccination.
- Individuals may donate CCP for up to 6 months after resolution of COVID-19 symptoms regardless of what their antibody levels are at 6 months.
- Only high-titer units (as defined by the reagent manufacturer) may be used for patient treatment.
Regulatory Update: FDA Officials Provide Insight on High-Titer CCP, Donor Eligibility Following Vaccination, 9/2/21, AABB, Bethesda, MD, USA