The organization described the usefulness of the plasma in a statement saying that the patient is transfused with the donor's plasma with the goal of using the donor's antibodies to help clear the virus more rapidly and help decrease the need for ICU beds and ventilators.
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He reported the US has already treated almost 600,000 people with COVID-19 antibodies, which can be recovered from the plasma.
Doctors are still researching the effectiveness of convalescent plasma, but so far, it appears the earlier COVID-19 patients can receive plasma, the better. A donor eligibility form may be found online at RedCrossBlood.org/plasma4covid.
Convalescent plasma has been used for more than 100 years to help people survive life threatening infections, according to Medical News Today.More news: Game Preview: Boston Red Sox at New York Mets
"There is an ongoing need for plasma and blood donations, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause cancellations of mobile blood drives and restrict access to places like schools and businesses", Heidi Ognibene, director of operations for the Rock River Valley Blood Center said.
If you are healthy and able, we suggest you contact the agency at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment to donate.
President Trump has asked those who have recovered from coronavirus to donate their plasma as soon as they can.More news: Uganda: Man Who Killed Rafiki, Uganda's Rare Silverback Mountain Gorilla, Jailed