Hospital in Grand Junction Wants Your COVID-19 Plasma
A hospital in Grand Junction is asking for people to donate their plasma if they've tested positive for COVID-19 and have had no symptoms in the last 14 days.
A Grand Junction hospital wants you to donate your plasma because it could help others with COVID-19. St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction is asking for convalescent plasma, which is 'a blood product from COVID-19 recovered patients' according to their Facebook.
The hospital in Grand Junction is asking for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to donate. In order to donate you must have:
- Tested positive for COVID-19
- Have no symptoms for at least 14 days
- Have no symptoms for no more than 60 days
If you're interested in donating, you can contact the St. Mary's Blood Center at 970-298-2555. According to the FDA, convalescent plasma is currently being investigated as a treatment for COVID-19 because currently there is noa approved treatment and some information suggests that the plasma may help patients recover from COVID-19.
You can see how many COVID-19 cases there currently are in Colorado as well as the United States here. Mesa County has had 293 positive cases and 8 people are currently hospitalized.
A total of 12,993 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Mesa County and there, unfortunately, have been 2 deaths due to COVID-19. The demographic with the most amount of cases is 20-29 years old. You can find out more information about COVID-19 in Mesa County here.