UMiami Health Research & COVID-19
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Health research is critical to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers are hard at work helping prevent and treat COVID-19, as well as learn about its long-term impacts on survivors. Your help is needed.
How you can help with the COVID-19 pandemic
1. Sign up to participate in future COVID-19 Research Studies
Researchers are working on urgent studies to understand and combat COVID-19. To play a part in these discoveries, create a profile on UMiamiHealthResearch.org. If you currently have this virus, or have been diagnosed and recovered, please select Coronavirus infection 2019 ( COVID-19 ) as a medical condition. If you have never been diagnosed, we still need you. Please sign up and you will be notified of new study opportunities.
2. COVID-19 Vaccine Research & More
The University of Miami is conducting clinical trials to test different COVID-19 vaccines and study participants are needed.
Researchers are looking to enroll a diverse group in terms of age, gender, race, ethnicity, and underlying health issues.
To learn more about the Miller School of Medicine’s vaccine trials and take part in one, visit their study pages:
In addition to vaccine research, the University of Miami is conducting many different types of health studies related to COVID-19 from its psychological and social impacts to its impact on people with diabetes and heart disease. Some are surveys that can be done from home while other studies are out-patient and others are done in an in-patient setting.
Find out what COVID-19 studies may be a good fit for you here.
Ready to help in the battle against COVID-19? Sign up to play your part
3. Donate plasma
When a person contracts a virus like COVID-19, their immune system creates antibodies to fight the virus. These antibodies are found in plasma, the liquid part of blood. Plasma with these infection-fighting antibodies is called convalescent plasma. There is some evidence to suggest plasma treatments with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may be successful for helping people who are sick with COVID-19 fight the virus.
The University of Miami Health System is working with OneBlood to make convalescent plasma available as a treatment options for patients with severe or life threatening COVID-19.
If you’re fully recovered from a COVID-19 infection and are interested in donating plasma, please visit Oneblood.org to learn more.