ABILENE, TX — The Hendrick Regional Blood Center announced it will be collecting convalescent plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19.
According to KTXS, the collection of convalescent plasma is part of a research trial that is currently overseen by the Mayo Clinic.
Studies have shown that antibodies that are developed in plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients. According to the Mayo Clinic, researchers hope the plasma can be administered to patients with severe symptoms in order to boost their ability to fight the virus.
Individuals who have a confirmed positive COVID-19 test and have recovered can be eligible to donate convalescent plasma.
To learn more about the process and eligibility requirements and make appointments, citizens are asked to contact Hendrick Regional Blood Center at 325-670-2798.