Recovered COVID-19 people asked to donate convalescent plasma

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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from UMC Health System:

UMC Health System Lubbock joins a community effort by South Texas Blood & Tissue Center to encourage people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate convalescent plasma and provide hope in the battle against the illness.

Potential donors can find out more by visiting, emailing or calling 210.731.5514. All donors must make an appointment and be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before donating, preferably at least 3-4 days in advance.

The average convalescent plasma donation provides enough for three doses, and a donor can give every four days. The donation process takes between 60-90 minutes.

To encourage Texans who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate convalescent plasma, supporters of convalescent plasma are providing each donor a $50 Visa gift card, while supplies last.

UMC Health System and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Convalescent Plasma Drive

Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2
8 AM-6 PM

UMC EMS Logistics Building
4314 South Loop 289

UMC Health System has developed a strong and enduring culture, adhering to the motto Service is Our Passion, our ‘why.’ This sustains UMC as the employer of choice — consistently ranking among the best places to work in Texas by the Best Companies Group — and the provider of choice – ranking among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient experience by HealthGrades.

(News release from UMC Health System) continues ongoing coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts in Lubbock and the South Plains

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