Demand for Convalescent Plasma Triples as COVID-19 Cases Rise

The Blood Connection in Urgent Need of Plasma as Vaccine Affects Donations

Amid the arrival of the long awaited COVID-19 vaccine, the demand for a well-known treatment for those battling the virus, convalescent plasma, has skyrocketed. The Blood Connection (TBC), a non-profit community blood center, has seen the demand for this life-saving product triple in the past few months because of its effectiveness.

To give convalescent plasma, donors must be symptom free for at least 14 days and must have proof of a positive COVID-19 test or positive COVID-19 antibody test.

Monnie Whitson with The Blood Connection…

You can also call 864-751-1168 to make an appointment to donate plasma at any TBC blood drive or at any TBC center.