Lt. Governor Jon Husted is encouraging Ohioans who have been fully recovered from COVID-19 for at least two weeks to consider donating plasma.
“Convalescent plasma, which is plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients, is rich in antibodies that could possibly attack the virus that causes COVID-19,” said Lt. Gov. Husted. “Although the treatment of COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma remains in the investigation stage, it shows promise to lessen the severity or shorten the length of COVID-19 and is something that could potentially save lives in our continual fight against the coronavirus.”
For more information or to sign up to donate, visit the American Red Cross website or contact a local blood donor or plasma collection center.