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.
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