Recovered COVID-19 individuals are needed to donate convalescent plasma

Staff Writer
Alice Echo News Journal
Alice Echo News Journal

Recovered from COVID-19? The Coastal Bend Blood Center is in dire need of all recovered COVID-19 individuals to donate convalescent plasma.

This plasma has the COVID-19 antibodies to help those struggling in our local hospitals with the corona virus. Individuals must have a positive COVID-19 active test and be 14-days symptom free to donate convalescent plasma. We have many loved ones hospitalized in the Coastal Bend Region waiting for this plasma.

If you have had COVID-19 or know anyone that has had this virus, please contact the Coastal Bend Blood Center at 361-855-4943 or go online to our website at coastalbendbloodcenter.org and fill out the Convalescent Plasma Donor Form.

The basic guidelines to donating convalescent plasma are:

17 years old or older

14 days symptom free

Positive COVID-19 test

110 pounds or more

As an extra incentive and thank you for literally saving lives, convalescent plasma donors will receive a $50 gift card, thanks to very generous donors in our community.