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American Red Cross has convalescent plasma shortage amid pandemic

American Red Cross has convalescent plasma shortage amid pandemic Photo: American Red Cross.

WHECTV
Created: July 27, 2020 10:40 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — As cases of the coronavirus surge across the country, the American Red Cross currently has an emergency shortage of convalescent plasma.

It's a type of blood donation collected from those who have recovered from COVID-19. The plasma contains antibodies that might help patients who are actively fighting the virus.

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If you have fully recovered and received a verified COVID-19 diagnosis you're urged to complete the donor eligibility form here.


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