Published on July 07, 2021

Convalescent Plasma May Help COVID-19 Patients


Have you had COVID-19? You may be able to help others to fight the virus.

Blood donated by people who've recovered from COVID-19 may have antibodies to the virus that causes it. The donated blood is processed to remove blood cells, leaving behind liquid (plasma) and antibodies. These can be given to people with COVID-19 to boost their ability to fight the virus. This treatment has been used more than 40 times at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Contact the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center to start the process, or to schedule an appointment to donate blood - regardless of your COVID-19 status. There is an urgent need for both O Positive and O Negative blood types. Appointments are necessary. Call 270-684-9296 to schedule.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.