Oklahoma Blood Institute welcomes convalescent plasma donors
Ted Harrison undergoes a cholesterol-lowering treatment by having blood removed from his body, his bad LDL cholesterol filtered out, and the newly cleaned plasma returned with his red blood cells back to his system Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The treatment, which is performed every two weeks, is for people like Harrison who are genetically predisposed high cholesterol and don't respond well to drug therapy. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Oklahoma Blood Institute welcomes convalescent plasma donors 

LAWTON, Okla. -Oklahoma Blood Institute is now welcoming walk-in convalescent plasma donors to donor centers and open-to-public mobile blood drives.

Those who have recovered from COVID-19, or who have tested positive for the antibodies, and have been symptom-free for 14 days and at least 7 days past their last blood or plasma donation are eligible to give convalescent plasma.

Convalescent plasma is used in treating patients suffering from severe symptoms of COVID-19. The earlier a patient receives the plasma, the better their outcome is likely to be. A donation takes about 90 minutes and can provide transfusions for up to four COVID-19 patients.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is holding a daily drawing for a $1,000 VISA gift card. Donors will be entered into the drawing automatically.

Oklahoma Blood Institute locations can be found at, or call 888-308-3924 to make an appointment to donate convalescent plasma.

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