COVID-19 & Blood Donation
Schedule your donation: (800) 280-4102
If you’ve received the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you can still donate blood/platelets. Read more about blood donation guidelines on the Donation Eligibility page.
Safety is the Top Priority
Masks are provided and encouraged for all donors. CBC team members will continue to wear masks and/or face shields while working with community members throughout the blood donation process.
As of March 17, 2021, The Community Blood Center is pausing the collection of COVID-19 convalescent plasma. Hospitalizations and infection rates are both down. Directly related, the demand for COVID-19 convalescent plasma has also decreased. This change is indicative of the progress being made in the fight against COVID-19.
CBC has tested blood donations for the COVID-19 antibodies to identify possible convalescent plasma donors. Since we are pausing the collection of convalescent plasma at this time, CBC will no longer be testing donations for the COVID-19 antibodies.
There is sufficient convalescent plasma available at this time. CBC, along with hospital and public health leaders, will continue to monitor the need for COVID-19 convalescent plasma. Whenever necessary, CBC can resume the COVID-19 antibody testing and convalescent plasma collection.
CBC is grateful to the many community members who stepped up and donated convalescent plasma after recovering from COVID-19. This important treatment option has helped thousands of patients recover from the coronavirus. We are honored to have worked with so many amazing donors.
Blood donation is an essential service to the community
Cancer does not stop. Chemotherapy cannot get rescheduled. Emergency surgery still happens. Our community will continue to rely on volunteer blood donors in the coming weeks and months, because there is no substitute.
Blood centers and blood donors are recognized as essential critical infrastructure during the response to COVID-19.
Under the Department of Homeland Security, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has listed blood donors as essential. Their guidance document outlines the importance of blood donation, blood banks and blood donors to public health.
Be Safe Wisconsin
CBC has joined local health organizations, officials and advocates to call on Northeast and Central Wisconsin residents to maintain their active role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Be Safe Wisconsin encourages community members’ ongoing commitment to flattening the COVID-19 curve, and we are pleased to join like-minded organizations and individuals in amplifying the importance of a sustained commitment to safe behaviors. Learn more about Be Safe Wisconsin at besafewisconsin.org.
Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Help us make sure there’s a reliable blood supply available.