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Nineteen recovered COVID-19 patients helping others

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Posted at 1:12 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 19:30:07-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coastal Bend Blood Center says so far, nineteen people who have recovered from COVID-19 have donated their plasma.

A convalescent plasma donation can help people who are critical and still fighting COVID-19.

There is no approved treatment for the Coronavirus, but some information suggests that convalescent plasma could help some patients recover from the virus.

Although 19 people seems like a good number, the Coastal Bend Blood Center says they’ve seen a drop in donations.

The Center is asking anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 to contact the Coastal Bend Blood Center to find out if they meet the criteria to become a donor.

For information on criteria for donor eligibility click here: https://www.coastalbendbloodcenter.org/