COVID-19

(CORONAVIRUS)


Important safety information


B Positive Plasma is taking additional steps to ensure the safety of all donors and staff as we monitor and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are committed to remaining open as long as possible during this critical time. The global blood and plasma supplies are being depleted and the need for life-saving blood products is now more critical than ever.    

Please note that we cannot test for active or recovered COVID-19 infections.  We are also not able to collect plasma from donors seeking to donate plasma for use in convalescent plasma therapies intended for individuals with COVID-19 infections. 

  •  All chairs have been removed from donor waiting areas to minimize surface area contact around the centers. 

  • High-traffic areas will continue to be wiped down regularly and some doors will be propped to limit contact.

  • Donors will wash their hands and have their temperature taken upon entering the center.

  • Donors will be appropriately distanced from other donors throughout the center. 

  • We are taking steps to ensure the welfare of our employees. This includes instructing employees who do not feel well to stay home and to consult their health care provider before returning to work, as appropriate.

Please continue to check this page for updates. 

The safety of our donors and employees is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are acting upon the guidance of official public health authorities. 

We are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety. During this time, plasma donation is more important than ever to provide life-saving therapies for immunocompromised patients. Our focus is to ensure that we are doing our part to keep you, our employees and our communities safe. 

All B Positive Plasma centers are currently operated as a sterile facility and our staff is trained to practice general infection control on a daily basis. 

If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, wheezing, or difficulty breathing DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DONATE PLASMA. Additionally, the screening process will be enhanced, effective immediately.

DO NOT DONATE PLASMA IF IN THE PAST 28 DAYS:

  • You have traveled to any areas with any Level 3 travel health notice including.  To check if you have traveled to a Level 3 area please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html 

  • You have been diagnosed with or suspected of having a 2019 novel coronavirus infection.

  • You have lived with individuals diagnosed with or suspected of having a 2019 novel coronavirus infection.

For additional information and resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the CDC website or you can contact us.