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Prisma Health and The Blood Connection host blood drive to collect blood plasma to be used in severe or critically-ill COVID-19 patients, whole blood also will be collected

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Prisma Health is participating in a national investigational treatment to test the effectiveness of blood plasma in severe or critically-ill COVID-19 patients. The treatment is developed from the plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients and then administered to hospitalized patients who have life-threatening COVID-19 disease.

Friday, The Blood Connection will be collecting convalescent plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients. The donated blood plasma could be made into convalescent serum and given to approved patients within days.

Whole blood donations also will be collected. 
April 17, 10 a.m.-2p.m. (Media availability)
Please let us know when you plan to come. Skype interviews also available.

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital, 400 Palmetto Health Pkwy., Columbia SC 29212

Research shows that convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can help those battling COVID-19.

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