Dayton Area COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program

Information for Donors

The Community Blood Center of Dayton (CBC) is collecting the antibody-rich plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat critically ill coronavirus patients at local hospitals and outside our region.

Have you tested positive for:

  • COVID-19 infection by viral RNA nasal swab test - or - COVID-19 antibodies by blood test.

If you tested positive by RNA nasal swab test are you:

  • Symptom free for at least 14 days with a NEGATIVE test for COVID-19 - or - Symptom free for at least 28 days (no negative test required).

If you tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies are you:

  • Symptom free for 28 days.


Donation Collection Site:

Community Blood Center
349 S. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45402

To donate blood or plasma you must:

  • Meet all general eligibility criteria for blood donation
  • Not be on any medication listed on the current Medication Deferral List

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: How long will a CCP donation take?
A: Your first donation will take approximately 2 hours.

Q: What happens during a CCP donation?
A: A needle is placed into a vein in your arm. Your blood flows through tubing into an automated system that separates some of your plasma from your red blood cells and other blood
components. The non-plasma components are returned to you through the same needle.