Call for COVID-19 Plasma donations – Red Cross

PMA’s Critical Care physicians run the ICU at the Virginia Hospital Center (VHC); we are very proud of their efforts, particularly at this time.  VHC is participating in the Convalescent Plasma Trial for Covid-19 patients thru the Mayo Clinic. Blood plasma from people who have recovered from Covid-19 is being transfused into hospitalized patients who are severely ill. The concept is that antibodies from the recovered person may be able to help the sick person with Covid-19 fight off the disease.  Patients are being consented for the study to receive the plasma, but no one has received it yet at VHC because not enough people are donating at the Red Cross level.

If you have recovered from Covid-19, I strongly encourage you to donate your plasma.  Contact the Red Cross Directly:  https://www.redcrossblood.org  Also, please tell the Red Cross that you want the plasma directed to Virginia Hospital Center.