Convalescent plasma (here on referred to as plasma) has been used in emergency life-threatening situations to treat infections for over 100 years. The plasma is donated by an individual that has recovered from the very same infection that another person is infected with. This plasma is enriched in the antibodies that recognize and helped the body's immune system fight off the infection.
When transfused from donor to recipient those antibodies will aid the recipient in fighting off the infection. In recent history this has been used to fight Ebola. Recently, the Federal Food and Drug Agency (FDA) made possible expedited Investigational New Drug (IND) process for plasma use in the fight against COVID19 for emergency and lifesaving uses.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
This is a prospective study, involving contacting potential plasma donors and the use of their plasma to help fight off infections of those suffering from COVID19 in accordance to collection guidelines for plasma and FDA IND requirement. This study will include up to 240 participants potentially receiving convalescent plasma and up to 1000 potential donors.
Study type: Interventional (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment: 240 participants
Actual Study Start Date: April 16, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 30, 2021
* Additional criteria apply. Please speak with the study team for further information.
For general questions about COVID-19 clinical trials, please email [email protected] For study specific inquiries, submit the interest form and you’ll be connected to the study team.