In light of COVID-19, we have all become increasingly aware of the importance of health research. Here at the University of Michigan our researchers are hard at work to help find ways to prevent, treat, and hopefully cure COVID-19. However, researchers' ability to find cures for diseases like COVID-19 relies on your help.

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 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.
    If you are already a UMHealthResearch user, please remember to update your profile with these conditions.
  2. Donate blood

    There is a critical need for blood donations nationally. The Red Cross is asking all donors who are feeling well to schedule an appointment by visiting or call 1-800-Red Cross. The day of their appointment, we encourage all donors visit to complete their health history.
  3. Donate plasma

    In coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Red Cross is seeking people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 to sign up to donate plasma to help current COVID-19 patients. There is some evidence to suggest that convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from the virus could help patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections, or those deemed at high risk. If you're fully recovered from a COVID-19 infection and meet the above criteria, please contact the Red Cross to schedule an appointment.