COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma
Deaconess is seeking people who have recovered or are currently recovering from COVID-19, Coronavirus, and are willing to donate blood to help patients currently sick with severe or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infection.
A person who has recovered from COVID-19 has antibodies in their blood plasma that may help fight the COVID-19 virus. This plasma is known as convalescent plasma, and it may be given to someone to help them fight their severe or life-threatening COVID-19 virus infection.
The use of convalescent plasma has been around for more 100 years. More recently, convalescent plasma had positive results when used for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and H1N1 Influenza.
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Anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 and is interested in donating blood plasma can contact the COVID-19 Donor Line at Deaconess at 812-426-9339 or complete the form below.