COVID-19 Clinical Trials and Plasma Donation

As we continue to navigate the road ahead, we are focusing on treating patients and supporting advancements in treatments that may help us bring this chapter of COVID-19 to a close. Researchers are working tirelessly to find solutions, including vaccines, and are studying monoclonal antibody efficacy. This will help us combat the virus.

Now, the COVID-19 Prevention Network needs our help. We need to spread the message about volunteering for a COVID-19 prevention clinical study. We need volunteers, a diverse group of adults of all ages and backgrounds, especially older adults, individuals from diverse ethnicities and individuals with preexisting medical conditions that put them at a greater risk of developing complications if they should get COVID-19 — conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and heart disease.

AANP President Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP, FNAP, FAANP, also notes that there is a special need for convalescent plasma donors. If you, a family member, a friend or a patient have recovered from COVID-19, please consider being a plasma donor or encouraging others to donate plasma to help save the life of someone else.

Learn more about registering to be considered for a clinical trial or learn how to donate your plasma. We can all play a part in battling COVID-19.