Are you a recovered coronavirus patient?

Save lives! Join the community of COVID-19 survivors who are mobilizing to fight the coronavirus. Become a plasma donor.

About Us

The Covid Plasma Initiative Foundation is a non-profit initiative serving as the central hub of a network between COVID-19 patients and their families, plasma donors, and physicians or hospitals. Our mission is to make convalescent COVID-19 plasma accessible to as many COVID-19 patients as possible.


How does Convalescent Plasma Therapy work?

The blood of recovered COVID-19 patients contains proteins called antibodies developed by the immune system to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


Find an Antibody Test Site near you

Enter your address or zip code on our map locator to find nearby antibody testing sites that are open on a regular basis. 


Check out our Blog for News and Updates

Our blog contains COVID-19 news and updates, Medical Research, CPI and Donation Drives, and Medical and Rabbinical endorsements.

Together, we are making a difference.

Covid Plasma Initiative is currently the primary donor pool of convalescent COVID-19 plasma in the NY region and among the largest in the USA.

Covid Plasma Initiative partnered with medical affiliates including the New York Blood Center, Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins.

Thousands of plasma donations have occurred or have been scheduled. We continue to add regions beyond the NY/NJ area.

Each plasma donation = 3 patients treated. Doctors on the front lines report markedly higher chances of recovery with convalescent COVID-19 plasma treatment.


"You only have one life to live but you have many lives to save."

Rabbi Paysach Krohn

Plasma Donation Drives

NYBC Plasma Drive
To be scheduled
New York Blood Center, New York
Mount Sinai Plasma Drive
Pre-Screening Required
Mount Sinai Hospital, 1468 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA

Donate Plasma

Sign-up for the CoVID-19 pre-screening for Plasma Donation.

Nationally Available Supply of Convalescent Plasma

If you are a blood center located outside the NY metro area, and are in need of convalescent plasma, plasma is immediately available at our partner, New York Blood Center, and can be directly ordered and shipped within hours on a non-contractual basis.

  • Visit

  • Go to Section: "How to Order Convalescent Plasma"

  • Click on and complete form at: "Non-contractual customers, please complete..."

NYBC's direct contact for this is:
Susan Kusic


If you are a healthcare provider or hospital, and are in need of convalescent plasma to treat your patients, plasma is immediately available at our partner blood center, the American Red Cross. Orders will be shipped via overnight FedEx on a non-contractual basis.

Visit here for details on ordering:

Visit here for details on ARC's Convalescent Plasma Program

Please email us at with any issues.

Have you tested positive for or were exposed to COVID-19?

If you tested positive for or were exposed to COVID-19 within the past 5 days, then you may be eligible to enroll in one of two trials and have a 50% chance of receiving antibody-rich plasma. By enrolling in either study, you achieve two goals: potentially receiving healing plasma for yourself, and furthering research that can get plasma for others.

Consult with your healthcare provider as there are risks and please consider joining this trial. 


Enroll here: 

COVID CSSC-004 Research Study

Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 illness, but are not in the hospital?

Join us in our fight against the virus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 illness.

What is the study about?

This study test whether a transfusion of plasma that has antibodies from persons who have recovered from COVID-19 is a good treatment option for patients with early COVID-19 illness.

  • One plasma infusion

  • Up to 5 study visits*

  • Medical history

  • Physical exam

  • Blood tests

  • Daily symptom log

What's involved?

*You may be compensated up to $200 for study participation.

Can I join?

You may be able to join if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older

  • Tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus within the past 6 days or less

  • Have had any Covid symptoms within the past 5 days or less (cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, neurological changes, or new skin rash)



COVID-19 Research Studies

The purpose of these studies is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an investigational medicine, REGN-COV2, that may treat or prevent COVID-19.

Who may participate in this study?

You may be able to join if you:

  • Are 18 years of age or older

  • Your household member has been recently (within the last 3 days) diagnosed with/ suspect they have Coronavirus (COVID-19/ SARS-CoV-2)


Medical Director: Dr. Yosef Levenbrown

Advisory Role

Medical Advisory Board: Dr. Girish N. Vyas; 
Dr. Laurence J. Marton; Dr. Fred Naider;
Dr. Chava Ruderman

© 2020 by Covid Plasma Initiative Foundation

The Yitzchok Lebovits COVID Plasma Initiative is dedicated in memory of R’ Yitzchok a"h Ben R’ Moshe Eliezer y"blt, who recently passed away. R' Yitzchok was a brother of Chaim Lebovits who has been a driving force behind every aspect of this initiative to bring this life-saving therapy to the people who need it.