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COVID-19 convalescent plasma needed

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 20:34:38-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — With over 4,000 residents recovering from COVID-19, only 100 people have donated convalescent plasma.

As an incentive, between July 27-August 1, Houchin Community Blood Bank will be offering the following to all COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors:

· CCP donors will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant

· CCP donors will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $500 gift card (2 drawings per day)

This form of treatment is being used to help critically ill patients that are currently suffering from COVID-19.

To donate, the following requirements must be met:

· Meet regular blood donation requirements

· Have tested positive for COVID-19 or for the antibody

· Must be completely symptom-free for 14 consecutive days

If these requirements are met and a recovered COVID-19 patient is interested in donating convalescent plasma, please call HCBB's hotline number at (661) 616-2575. Appointments are required.