As you know, 2020 came in with a bang and it hasn’t been all fabulous. COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. This has touched all of our lives in countless ways. We are living in isolation and when we do venture out we see empty shelves where hand soap, sanitizer, and household antibacterial cleaners once sat. We leave our homes in our new battle gear in an attempt to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
Perhaps the scariest thing is that there are no proven treatments or cures for COVID-19 patients. However, we have recently learned there is an experimental treatment called Convalescent Plasma.
COVID-19 Survivors have antibodies and their plasma donation is called Convalescent Plasma. The FDA and the Red Cross have joined forces as hospitals are in desperate need of plasma donations. Please follow this link to learn more about how you can help: redcross.org/plasma4covid.
According to the American Journal of Pathology, Plasma transfusions from recovered patients have been used since at least 1918 during the Spanish Flu pandemic and in 2003 in the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) pandemic. It was also employed in the influenza H1N1 pandemic in 2009 and the 2015 Ebola outbreak in Africa.
Please join us in getting the word out. These are unprecedented times, so extraordinary measures are needed. Donate, save a life!