Red Cross Looking for “Convalescent Plasma”

(Undated) – If you have fully recovered from COVID-19 the Red Cross wants to hear from you. The American Red Cross has an emergency shortage of “convalescent plasma,” a type of blood donation collected from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 containing antibodies that might help patients who are actively fighting the virus. Since April, thousands of COVID-19 survivors have given “convalescent plasma,” enabling the Red Cross to collect and distribute over 20,000 lifesaving “convalescent plasma” products nationwide, including 660 in Illinois. Individuals who have fully recovered and received a verified COVID-19 diagnosis are urged to sign up to give “convalescent plasma.” Follow the link with this story at WTYEfm.com for the donor eligibility form and more information.