Convalescent Plasma to Limit SARS-CoV-2 Associated Complications
To assess the efficacy and safety of Human coronavirus immune plasma (HCIP) to reduce the risk of hospitalization or death, the duration of symptoms and duration of nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal viral shedding.
- SARS-CoV 2
- Eligible Ages
- Over 18 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- ≥ 18 years of age - Competent and capable to provide informed consent - Positive RNA test for presence of SARS-CoV-2 in fluid collected by oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swab - Experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 including but not limited to fever(T> 100.5º F), cough, or other COVID associated symptoms like anosmia - ≤ 8 days since the first symptoms of COVID-19 - ≤ 8 days since first positive SARS-CoV-2 RNA test - Able and willing to comply with protocol requirements listed in the informed consent
- Hospitalized or expected to be hospitalized within 24 hours of enrollment - Psychiatric or cognitive illness or recreational drug/alcohol use that in the opinion of the principal investigator, would affect subject safety and/or compliance - History of prior reactions to transfusion blood products - Inability to complete therapy with the study product within 24 hours after enrollment - Receiving any treatment drug for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to screening evaluation (off label like hydroxychloroquine, compassionate use or study trial related)
- Phase 2
- Study Type
- Intervention Model
- Parallel Assignment
- Intervention Model Description
- A total of approximately 1344 eligible subjects stratified 50:50 in the <65 vs ≥ 65 age range will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive either HCIP or control plasma.
- Primary Purpose
- Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
SARS-CoV-2 convalescent plasma
|SARS-CoV-2 convalescent plasma (1 cup; ~200-250 mL collected by apheresis from a volunteer who recovered from COVID-19 disease and has SARS-CoV-2 antibody titers ≥ 1:320||
Standard Control plasma
|Plasma collected from a volunteer donor prior to January 1, 2020 will not be tested for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Plasma collected after December 31, 2019 will be confirmed as SARS-CoV-2 seronegative.||
- Johns Hopkins University
Study ContactDavid J Sullivan, MD
The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, controlled, phase 2 trial is to evaluate the efficacy of treatment with HCIP in reducing hospitalization and death prior to hospitalization among outpatient adults who have RNA detection test-confirmed COVID-19 AND have developed any symptoms of COVID-19 including but not limited to fever, cough, or other COVID associated symptoms like anosmia. Ambulatory/outpatient adults subjects 18 years of age or older, regardless of risk factors for severe illness may participate. A total of approximately 1344 eligible subjects stratified 50:50 in the <65 vs ≥ 65 age range will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive either HCIP or control plasma.