Local blood centers need recovered coronavirus patients to donate plasma

To donate, you have to be symptom-free for 28 days.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Patients who have fully recovered from COVID-19 now have two locations in the Central Valley to donate their plasma to help those still fighting the virus.

The Central California Blood Center in Visalia recently received a license allowing them to collect plasma from donors. They had their first convalescent plasma donor give their plasma last week.

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The blood center said there is still a great need for these plasma donors, especially as COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally.

Since the pandemic first hit Central California, only about 100 plasma donations have been made at the blood center location in northwest Fresno.

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Officials are hopeful more virus survivors will come forward to help current patients. To donate, you have to be symptom-free for 28 days.

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