UTHealth, Memorial Hermann seeking plasma donations from survivors of COVID-19

Plasma from survivors of COVID-19 can be full of antibodies that could help others recover, and the process to donate is as simple as donating blood. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

An experimental therapy to help patients recover from COVID-19 by transfusing plasma from virus survivors into critically ill patients is being investigated by physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for use at Memorial Hermann. They are asking for anyone in the Greater Houston area who has recovered from COVID-19 and been symptom-free for at least two weeks to fill out this form to determine if they qualify to donate plasma and potentially save lives.

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Written by: Amy Laukka | April 13, 2020