Coffee Memorial Blood Center has announced that the state’s first unit of new and improved Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma is ready for transfusion.
The plasma can be used for outpatient treatment to prevent progression of a coronavirus infection.
The Center says the Plasma now stands as a very timely alternative therapy to close a potential patient care gap in fighting the worst effects of the virus.
Coffee Memorial is currently seeking donors who have proof of symptomatic COVID-19 within the last six months and are also more than 10 days out from full recovery.
Convalescent Plasma donors must show high levels of anti-COVID-19 antibodies in their blood.
Coffee Memorial is providing the necessary antibody testing now and has extended this service through February 6th to find more heroes who qualify to give Convalescent Plasma.