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How To Help

Thank you for your interest in supporting the response to COVID-19. There are many ways to help, whether you are an individual or a business.
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If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, learn how you may be able to help patients fight the virus by donating your plasma.

Donations

Donate Money and In-Kind Goods

  • Cash donations to the non-profit of your choice is the best way to help. 
  • You can find vetted non-profit organizations supporting COVID-19 response efforts at NVOAD.org.
  • Don’t collect or make donations until you are sure it is needed, who will accept it and how it will get there.
  • Email FEMA-Donations-MGT@fema.dhs.gov with questions about how best to donate.

Donate Blood or Plasma

  • Another vital need during this time is blood and plasma donations. Unfortunately, many blood drives have been cancelled and donations at plasma collecting centers have significantly declined.
  • Donating blood and source plasma is a safe process. Both blood collecting centers and plasma collecting centers have the highest standards of safety and infection control.
  • To find where you can donate blood, visit aabb.org. To find where you can donate plasma, visit the FDA’s Donate COVID-19 Plasma page.

Volunteering

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Vaccines

To find information on how to volunteer to support vaccine efforts in your area, contact your local, state, tribal or territorial health department. You can also learn how vaccines are being administered by reviewing the CDC's toolkit.

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Licensed Healthcare Professionals

Find information on eligibility, view credential levels by clinical competency and register with the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals in their state.

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Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteers

Contact an MRC unit in your area to help your communities with call centers, drive through clinics and more.

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Other Volunteers

Contact an MRC unit in your area to help your communities with call centers, drive through clinics and more.

Private Sector

Vaccine Support

If you represent a major industry group or company interested in supporting FEMA’s role in vaccine distribution to centers throughout the U.S., please contact the National Business Emergency Operations Center at nbeoc@max.gov 

If your industry group or company is interested in vaccine development, please go to Medical Countermeasures.

Developing Other Medical Countermeasures

If you would like to meet with a federal agency regarding a diagnostic, therapeutic or other medical device that you are developing for SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, please go to Medical Countermeasures.

Sell Supplies and Equipment

  • If you are interested in doing business with FEMA with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.
  • The federal government is purchasing medical supplies or equipment under through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Visit the DLA website for more information.
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Developing Medical Countermeasures

If you would like to meet with a federal agency regarding a vaccine, diagnostic, therapeutic or other medical device that you are developing for SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, please go to medicalcountermeasures.gov.

Other Forms of Help

  • If you or someone you know represent a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, please contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency.
  • If you represent a private sector business and wish to learn more about getting involved in a way that is not listed here, please e-mail nbeoc@max.gov or visit our National Business Emergency Operations Center page.