Per CDC guidelines, LifeServe is requiring blood donors to wear masks to their appointments beginning May 11. Donors who do not have masks will be provided one at registration. Donors should also take their temperature before reporting to their appointment. A donor with a temperature of 99.5 or higher should reschedule. See a full list of our COVID-19 precautions here.

Updated Blood Donor Guidelines

LifeServe Blood Center has updated its guidelines regarding blood donor eligibility after having COVID-19 symptoms. This is in place for both our blood donors and convalescent plasma donors.

Convalescent plasma is being used as an investigative treatment for COVID-19 patients. People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their plasma that attack the virus. Donated plasma from healthy donors who have recovered from COVID-19 is being trialed to determine the effectiveness of the treatment. The need for qualified donors is critical to determine the on-going effectiveness.

LifeServe Blood Center is seeking the following volunteer donors: individuals who received a positive laboratory confirmation of the virus, have since successfully recovered from COVID-19 (14 days free of any symptoms), and have a physician referral document. Individuals who meet this criteria will be pre-screened to determine donor eligibility. Individuals who meet these requirements are instructed to visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org to begin the pre-screening and approval process. Walk-in donations will not be accepted. Individuals who believe they have had COVID-19 but did not receive a positive test results are not eligible to donate convalescent plasma. There may be opportunities in the future for different testing for these individuals.