Berkshire Health Systems Seeks Plasma Donations From Recovered COVID-19 Patients
Berkshire Health Systems is asking COVID-19 survivors to donate their plasma in an effort to help those still struggling to beat the virus.
Dr. Jessica Krochmal – chair of BHS’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – says that the company is looking for donors who have had COVID-19, recovered from it, and are symptom free for 28 days.
“The plasma is very specific in this because it contains those proteins, those antibodies that actually target specifically COVID-19 and hopefully neutralize it and allow the body to start to heal,” she told WAMC.
There is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19. BHS received its first round of donations on Wednesday, and is scheduling donations for the coming weeks.