September 3, 2020
The latest surge in COVID-19 cases in our community has presented the challenge of meeting increased demand for COVID-19 convalescent plasma, an experimental treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients. Daily orders from our area hospitals for convalescent plasma exceed available inventory.
As a blood drive coordinator we appreciate the direct connection you have with both blood donors and the community. We have all come to know friends, family members or co-workers who have been diagnosed and recovered from COVID-19.
Your help is needed to recruit recovered COVID-19 patients to share their immunity and become convalescent plasma donors. Please share this informational sheet within your organization. It is a simple process to register to donate, and the community’s need is great. To learn more about how to help provide plasma for treating COVID-19, visit here.