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Convalescent plasma donation

Plasma donations are urgently needed. If you tested positive for COVID-19 or had a positive antibody test, please consider donating plasma.

You must be eligible to donate blood and must have no COVID-19 symptoms at least 14 days prior to donation. Certain criteria is required for blood donation. A negative COVID-19 test result is not required. 

Those who could not get a COVID-19 test at the time of their illness may qualify to donate plasma if they have a positive antibody test after recovering. Spectrum Health has COVID-19 antibody testing available. This testing is only recommended for individuals either at least 10 to 14 days after their symptoms began, or 10 to 14 days following an exposure to individuals with a confirmed COVID-19 infection. If you are interested, please contact your primary care physician, as testing requires an order from a provider. Thank you for considering a plasma donation and impacting the lives of patients today and into the future. 

For more information about convalescent plasma, contact the COVID-19 research team.

Protective gear and supplies

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support! We received more than 10,000 reusable homemade masks and hundreds of thousands of medical-grade PPE donations from the community. If you have additional medical-grade PPE to donate, email so we can coordinate drop-off or pick-up of those items. 

You can still drop off reusable homemade masks to community partners. We’ve outlined a few below. If you’re a community partner and would like to be added to the list, please email

Locations accepting reusable homemade masks and PPE

Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

1204 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

O: 616.742.0200 ext. 160
D: 616.246.0577
C: 616.723.0830

Cherry Health

To schedule a date and time for delivery, or for questions, please email or call 616.965.8254.

Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Services

1632 Linden Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Donations of PPE accepted. To maintain social distancing while dropping off donations, you can leave the items in your trunk and a Salvation Army volunteer will remove them.

Migrant Legal Aid

Donations of PPE accepted. Please call 616.454.5055 or email to set up a drop off time as office hours vary.

COVID-19 response fund

Your monetary donation will provide comfort to our caregivers and community by providing essential needs like personal protection equipment, medical equipment and fulfilling other unique and unexpected health care requests. The need continues to grow with each new day and we couldn’t do it without you. To give your gifts of support, use the link below.

Blood drives

This is a critical time for us as we work together to serve our community in the midst of COVID-19 and its devastating effects. There is no substitute for the lifesaving gift of blood. It is precious. It is perishable. 

Spectrum Health hosts blood drives throughout the Spectrum Health System. Spectrum Health proudly uses Versiti to host our blood drives. 

If you are healthy and asymptomatic, please consider donating blood. We encourage you to make an appointment at a Versiti donation center or community drive. Thank you in advance for making an appointment to donate. 

Additional Resources 

  • Have questions on how to prepare to donate? Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Visit the Versiti FAQ Page to find out more. 

We are one team. 
Together, we are strong. 
Together, we will see this through.

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