How can you help?

Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, or had a known COVID-19 exposure? You may be able to help patients who are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. You may be eligible to donate plasma. The UNC Blood Donation Center in Chapel Hill, NC is collecting plasma from eligible donors. Visit https://go.unc.edu/plasma to learn more or email the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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COVID-19 Research at UNC

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UNC researchers are hard at work learning more about COVID-19. From developing testing capabilities on campus to launching international registries for clinicians to report patient outcomes, the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health staff are here for you. 

Get Involved with COVID-19 Research at UNC

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Coronavirus pandemic, life & stress, and pregnancy

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Conducting up to 4 surveys of women pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic to investigate how changes in life routines and stress levels as a result of this pandemic might affect pregnancy.

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Work in the Time of Corona

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Are you a gig worker affected by the Coronavirus? You may be able to participate in a telephone interview about your experiences. 

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Blood donation study for research for recovered COVID-19 patients

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Have you tested positive for and recovered from COVID-19? You may be able to take part in a research study where we collect a blood sample from you. Your participation will help researchers understand how the immune system responds to COVID-19 and may help inform treatments and vaccine design. 

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If you are a patient at the UNC Family Medicine Clinic on Manning Dr, and have no signs of Covid-19 infection, including fever, shortness of breath, body aches, loss of taste and smell, and if you have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past month, please ask your healthcare provider when you are in the clinic about the study.

We have even more COVID-19 research at UNC! Some of the studies listed are recruiting by physician referral or invitation only, meaning that they are looking for very specific participants.  We encourage you to explore what UNC is doing to combat COVID-19, but you won't be able to express interest in some of these studies.  To see more research about COVID-19 at UNC, click below.

More Ways to Get Involved

COVID-19 Citizen Science Study

UCSF Eureka Research App

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco want to learn what works to slow the outbreak and the real impacts COVID-19 has on people around the world. You can participate in the study by downloading the UCSF Eureka Research App and spending 5 minutes per day taking simple surveys.


For Clinicians

An international database for IBD clinicians to report outcomes of patients with IBD who have coronavirus. The SECURE-IBD Registry lists newly reported outcomes on their website daily.

SECURE-Cirrhosis Registry

For Clinicians

A registry for clinicians taking care of patients with liver diseases worldwide to report all cases of COVID-19 in their cirrhosis and post-liver transplant patients. 

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