Cheyenne Regional Medical Center [CRMC] is working cooperatively with a national community blood service provider, Vitalant,  to collect blood plasma from people who have recovered from the COVID-19 virus and use it to help people who are critically ill.

According to a CRMC news release, the plasma contains antibodies that may give coronavirus patients a boost in fighting the disease. CRMC and Vitalant are working to identify qualified plasma donors, according to the release.

The criteria for donors are as follows:

  • Prior diagnosis of COVID-19, documented by a laboratory test
  • Complete resolution of symptoms for at least 14 days
  • Meet all other current FDA donor eligibility requirements to donate plasma
  • People who may be eligible to donate are being asked to apply through the Vitalant website.