Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has recovered from the coronavirus and is the first person in Florida to become a COVID-19 convalescent plasma donor. His donation will be used to help a critically ill coronavirus patient in Florida. View complete story from OneBlood.
Dave Lal, M.D., pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital Wisconsin, and professor of pediatric surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin, was the first to donate as part of Versiti’s convalescent plasma program. Dr. Lal donated at Versiti’s downtown Milwaukee donor center.
Local real estate entrepreneur David Herrmann on Tuesday became the first San Antonian to donate as part of STBTC’s convalescent plasma program. “I just happened to read about the program, and I asked my doctor about it and I asked my family,” he said. “I felt like it was the right thing to do, to give back to my community.” View complete story.
COVID-19 infection forced ER nurse Lindsey Hayko to retreat from the frontline battle against the pandemic. She recovered, returned to work, and rejoined the fight with a new weapon: the antibody-rich plasma she donated April 8 at Community Blood Center. Read more.
Oakwood native Menachem Mendel Mangel was the first former COVID-19 patient to donate CCP at Community Blood Center. He is the 21-year-old son of Rabbi Nochum Mangel of the Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Dayton synagogue. Read more.
Troy's Steve Norris, an Oakwood police officer, firefighter and EMT, is now the area's third CCP donor. He was followed by Tipp City's David Summers, a physician's assistant at Upper Valley Medical Center and manager of the emergency department PA's. Read more.
“If this works, I think it will be out there for the people to be invited to go give their plasma. And they need to do it," Calhoun said. "We need to help each other. We are all in this together, even though we are apart. We’re all in this together.” Read more.