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San Diego Blood Bank asks for convalescent plasma as COVID-19 cases increases

 

Last updated 12/2/2020 at 11:44am



SAN DIEGO (CNS) - As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to spike in San Diego County and throughout the country, the San Diego Blood

Bank put out another plea Wednesday for donations of COVID-19 convalescent plasma used to treat patients battling the illness.

According to the blood bank, orders for the plasma — taken from the blood of those who developed antibodies upon recovering from the virus — have

tripled in the last month, as have hospitalizations.

San Diego Blood Bank was one of the first blood banks in the country to begin collecting COVID-19 convalescent plasma. In...



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