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Versiti Blood Center in need of convalescent plasma donations

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 11:41:17-04

When it comes to fighting COVID-19, one of the tools being used is convalescent COVID-19 plasma. It's being used by hospitals to help treat patients diagnosed with coronavirus, but the demand for convalescent plasma is exceeding the donations coming in.

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan says the demand from local hospitals for convalescent COVID-19 plasmas is up 50 percent from what it was a month ago in September.

Anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 can help save the lives of those who are fighting the virus now by heading to Versiti and donating plasma.

To schedule an appointment and make a donation, call 1-866-642-5663 or visit versiti.org/michigan.