JANUARY 8, 2021 -
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Vitalant, Nevada’s largest non-profit community blood provider, call on recovered COVID patients to consider donating blood plasma to benefit others fighting the virus.
Convalescent plasma, plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19, contains coronavirus antibodies, which can be administered to patients currently fighting the virus. Local plasma donations remain in southern Nevada hospitals. Together, we can save lives.
Plasma donors must be previously screened and scheduled.
If you have recovered from COVID-19 visit www.vitalant.org/covidrescueteam or call (866) 287-5762">866-CV-PLSMA ((866) 287-5762) for additional information. All convalescent plasma donors must be fully recovered for at least 28 days and symptom-free.
Whole blood donations will also be collected at this event.
Schedule your appointment to donate or convalescent plasma or whole blood at www.bloodhero.com, enter code: StRoseSanMartin. Or call Vitalant at (877) 258-4825.
All donors who make a successful donation will receive a COVID-19 antibody test with their donation.
Wednesday, January 13 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dignity Health San Martín Campus - Aljian Conference Center
8280 W. Warm Springs, Las Vegas, 89113
(Warm Springs & Cimarron)
Because recovered COVID-19 patients have fought the infection, their plasma now contains COVID-19 antibodies. The Food and Drug Administration FDA has issued an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma to be used in hospitalized COVID-19 patients and is being investigated for the treatment of COVID-19. Vitalant is working with hospitals to collect, process and distribute the plasma for treatment in patients with active, serious COVID-19 infections.
All donors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and fever upon entering the hospital and must wear a mask in the building at all times. Donors must remain masked while donating.