As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community, so does the need for convalescent plasma. Versiti Blood Center is calling out to those who have previously been infected with COVID to help those who are fighting the disease by donating their COVID convalescent plasma.
The donated plasma contains antibodies, which can help seriously ill patients fight the infection.
The donation process is similar to donating blood and takes just an hour. Safety precautions are in place to protect donors, such as social distancing and mandatory masks.
Unlike blood donations, COVID Convalescent Plasma donations must be scheduled in advance.
Visit Versiti.org/covid19plasma to schedule an appointment.