When someone contracts a virus, like COVID-19, their body develops a protection system against it called antibodies. The antibodies remain in their blood plasma to help protect them from a possible future infection. Antibodies could be the key to treating others who contract the same virus.
Global efforts are currently underway to study COVID-19 convalescent plasma as a potential treatment for people dealing with the virus. This is plasma collected from someone who:
If you, or someone you know, has had COVID-19, please consider donating plasma to support this study. Donations can be made at Canadian Blood Services (CBS) in both Regina and Saskatoon. Anyone wishing to donate can register their intention to be a donor at the
Canadian Blood Services website. Additional information on the Convalescent Plasma Study can be found on the
COVID-19 section the Government of Saskatchewan website.