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Starting Monday, anyone who donates blood to a South Carolina-based collection group will get an extra perk: Test results that show whether the donor has been infected by the novel coronavirus.
The Blood Connection wants people to know this is not a substitute for an actual diagnostic COVID-19 test. They recommend you consult your health physician if you feel you have symptoms.
The Blood Connection (TBC), a local non-profit, community blood center is offering COVID-19 antibody testing to all donors at no cost, beginning Monday, May 11.
After recovering from COVID-19, JL Mann Principal Charlie Mayfield is paying it forward and donating his plasma to help others recover.
One of the best hopes for COVID-19 treatment is happening in the mountains. The 100-year-old procedure uses convalescent plasma from someone who’s recovered from COVID-19 as the key to helping other more severe cases.
Hardin wasn’t eligible for two clinical trials for COVID-19, but Ahuja told Hardin of the blood plasma trial that would transfer antibodies found in the plasma of someone who had recovered from COVID-19 — known as convalescent plasma — to her. Those antibodies from the donor would in turn help Hardin’s immune system fight off the virus.
Her doctor, Dr. Divya Ahuja, specialist in infectious diseases at Prisma Health, recommended a plasma transfusion, which takes antibodies found in convalescent plasma from patients who’ve recovered from COVID-19 and puts it in her system.
Representative Joe Cunningham donated plasma on Thursday to potentially be used in COVID-19 recovery efforts. Rep. Cunningham has fully recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive for the virus in late March.
MUSC Health provides plasma transfusion to COVID-19 patients, participates in national rapid access program (SC)
Four critically ill COVID-19 patients were successfully infused with convalescent plasma by MUSC Health physicians as part of an investigational treatment to improve their symptoms and help them to recover after contracting the deadly coronavirus.
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