CCP Collection and Exposure to COVID Vaccines

Principle:

Donor criteria for COVID convalescent plasma collection have been updated by the US FDA.  This policy has adapted them to our practice setting.

Policy:

  1. Donors who donated CCP prior to COVID-19 vaccination may donate following vaccination if they meet remaining donor eligibility criteria.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Only high-titer units (as defined by the reagent manufacturer) may be used for patient treatment.

Reference:

Regulatory Update:  FDA Officials Provide Insight on High-Titer CCP, Donor Eligibility Following Vaccination, 9/2/21, AABB, Bethesda, MD, USA