San Antonio Couple Has Saved 68 People by Donating Plasma
As reported by KENS TV, a couple is doing all it can by donating plasma almost every two weeks to help save neighbors that are fighting COVID-19.
Dina and Brian Murphy, both had the Coronavirus in March and have both recovered. Brian got sick not knowing he had been infected. Several days later, Dina found out she also had the virus.
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Since recovering from Coronavirus(COVID-19), both Dina and Brian have donated plasma every two weeks. Dina has donated plasma 12 times and Brian has donated 7 times and have saved a total 68 lives and counting.
Medical experts have said that convalescent plasma is effective in helping COVID-19 patients leave the hospital earlier. The donor plasma must come from a Coronavirus(COVID-19) survivor.
If you have had the Coronavirus and have recovered, you can also help save lives. Even if you have had symptoms of Coronavirus and were never tested, you still can help!
If you meet donor criteria, here is what you can expect:
- If you have a documented prior COVID-19 diagnosis and have fully recovered, we will send you a form for your physician or designee to complete. Once we receive that form, someone will follow up with you to schedule a donation appointment.
- If you meet the qualifications for someone who has had COVID-19 symptoms but did not get tested, we will schedule a screening appointment for you. During the screening appointment, we will collect a blood sample to see if you qualify to be a donor.
You can get more information by visiting the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center website by clicking here.