Vitalant encourages previous COVID-19 patients to donate plasma

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TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Vitalant is showing how many donors have positive COVID-19 antibody tests.

The company examined more than 250,000 donations from June until July.

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In what the company considers the Tupelo region, which is north Mississippi, the antibody positive test rate was two point 51% in July.

Vitalant says it is releasing the numbers to encourage those who test positive to consider becoming a convalescent plasma donor.

The plasma donors could help current COVID-19 patients with their recovery.