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As Hospitalizations Increase, Demand For Plasma Grows


The holidays are a difficult time for many including the Red Cross when it comes to blood donations.

As COVID-19 hospitalizations increase, the hospital demand for plasma has also grown. Plasma donated by recovered COVID patients contains antibodies that may help patients actively fighting the virus.

The Red Cross is testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. A positive antibody test does not confirm infection or immunity.

To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.

Visit Red Cross Blood dot ORG for more information on donations and scheduling appointments.