Month: April 2020

Banner Health Expands Recovering ‘Antibody’ Plasma Donation Program to Help Treat Patients With COVID-19 | Coronavirus

TUCSON – Banner Health announced Friday that it will add donation coordinators at its facilities across Arizona and Colorado to help collect the “convalescent plasma” needed to help treat its COVID-19 patients. According to officials at Banner Health, medical professionals…

Biological specialty company launches coronavirus mobile blood donation program – thereporteronline

COLMAR – A local blood donor company launches a nationwide campaign to help researchers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause illness and death. “It is extremely important that the scientific community have access to COVID-19 positive blood samples to…

Heartland Regional Medical Center Expands Community Giving Program | Local News

MARION – The team at Heartland Regional Medical Center have established new policies and guidelines for the community regarding personal protective equipment (PPE), including homemade fabric masks. “We have been humbled by the community donations of masks and other supplies…

New York Blood Center Launches Convalescent Plasma Donation Program

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – Although COVID-19 has no proven cure, the New York Blood Center says the blood plasma of recovered patients contains antibodies that could help against the virus. Convalescent plasma treatments would ideally be used for severe cases,…

FDA Updates Blood Donor Eligibility Due to Urgent Need for Blood Supply

NATIONAL (WAVY) – The FDA on Thursday announced a list of amended eligibility requirements effective immediately to help open up the number of people who can donate blood during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the released statement, blood supplies are…