Vitalant Blood Donation and COVID with Cliff Numark
COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across the country. As cases rise, the need for convalescent plasma donations rises as well and right now, there is an emergency need.
Convalescent plasma can be donated by those who have recovered from the illness.It contains antibodies that could be used to treat patients with an active, severe COVID-19 case to give them an extra boost to fight their illness.
Cliff Numark of Vitalant, the nation’s largest nonprofit independent blood services provider, shares the state of the country’s blood supply, why blood, platelet and plasma donation is so important right now, how convalescent plasma works and how to donate.