OBI In Urgent Need Of Plasma Donations From Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Thursday, August 13th 2020, 6:50 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

The Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) has an immediate need for plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19.

The plasma can be used to treat seriously ill patients. OBI said the need in the area has increased to over 700% in the recent weeks. 

The OBI said that a single plasma donation with OBI can provide plasma to up to four COVID-19 patients, in a process that takes about an hour and a half. 

OBI said they have seen a decline in plasma donors, due to incentives from other plasma donation centers and so are offering donors a chance to win prizes.

For more information, visit the OBI website here.