19 August 2021
Frequently Asked Questions with Convalescent Plasma (CCP) Use On Rise

Volunteer Blood Donors May be Eligible to Donate CCP, Saving Lives

A: Yes, Carter BloodCare welcomes individuals who are vaccinated for COVID-19 and unvaccinated for the virus. You can make an appointment by calling or texting 800-366-2834 or schedule your appointment online.

Q: If I receive the COVID-19 vaccine, will that affect my antibody test results after I donate blood?

A: The initial antibody screening test that Carter BloodCare uses is unlikely to be positive after a blood donor receives a COVID-19 vaccine.
The antibodies that are generated after a vaccine are not detected by the antibody screening test that Carter BloodCare uses for blood donations. Every test detects a certain part of the virus. Your lack of a positive antibody test result means our test doesn’t detect the response to the vaccine; but it does not reflect on the effectiveness of the vaccine.