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

Posted on 4/16/2020

EVENT:
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. 
 
WHEN:
Friday,
April 17, 10 a.m.-2p.m. (Media availability)
Please let us know when you plan to come. Skype interviews also available.

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

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

 

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