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 […]

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Saturday

With the national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Saturday, U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy announced the launch of his office’s “Thank a Law Enforcement Officer” campaign. The campaign encourages the public to send thank you notes to the law enforcement offices in their area. Due to COVID-19, U.S. Attorney McCoy encourages the public to mail the thank you notes to the […]

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Upstate COVID-19 Testing Opportunities (Jan. 4 – Feb. 10)

Free DHEC Testing DHEC-sponsored testing is free, doesn’t require insurance, and results are available in 72 hours. DHEC’s testing options have expanded to include shallow nasal testing, an oral swab, or a saliva test at different locations. Pre-registering is recommended. Visit scdhec.gov/gettested. January 4 through January 8, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Laurens County Health Department, 93 Human Services Road, Laurens [EARLY MORNING HOURS] January […]

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