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Sick coronavirus patients desperate for plasma donations

Oklahoma Blood Institute to provide announcement on COVID-19 antibody testing
Posted at 1:20 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 20:21:11-04

TULSA, Okla. — As coronavirus cases surge in Oklahoma, the supply of critical life saving supplies is running out.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute and the Red Cross said the need for convalescent plasma is higher than ever before. Convalescent plasma is found in the blood of individuals who recovered from COVID-19.

It can be used on critically ill patients suffering from the coronavirus to speed their recovery time. One donation can treat up to four patients.

As many donors are turning to for profit donations sites to get paid for donating, non-profit organizations like the Oklahoma Blood Institute asks people to donate to save their fellow Oklahomans.

To find out if you're eligible to donate to the Oklahoma Blood Institute, click here.

For instructions on how to donate to the Red Cross, click here.

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