We here at The Blood Center offer free Antibody testing to each donor with their blood donation. We are also receiving Convalescent plasma donations, which is Plasma from prior COVID Positive Donors who have since recovered and their plasma is used to treat those hospitalized in fighting the virus. In many instances the effect of convalescent plasma on what was initially considered “terminal” patients have been remarkable.
However, we seem to have recently “hit a proverbial brick wall”, as many citizens have become apathetic to the need for blood donations for the numerous individuals who battle Leukemia, Lymphoma, Sickle Cell and many other diseases that require blood and blood components for sustenance of life. COVID-19 fatigue has set in for many and while it has been a long-road, we still have a long way to go. If we are truly in this together, then we must all pull together when things get tough to overcome the adversity this pandemic has bestowed upon us while not allowing ourselves to be defeated.