TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Capital Regional Medical Center and HCA Healthcare North Florida Division Hospitals from the Panhandle to Central Florida are now participating in a national study to determine if plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients may help treat infected individuals.
People who tested positive for COVID-19 and have since tested negative can help by donating plasma through the www.OneBlood.org.
The thought is that by infusing this plasma into patients who are facing severe cases of COVID-19, their immune system may more effectively be able to fight the virus.
As part of the effort, the following hospitals are participating in the study and promoting the need for eligible volunteers to donate plasma:
- Capital Regional Medical Center
- Central Florida Regional Hospital
- North Florida Regional Medical Center
- Ocala Regional Medical Center
- Osceola Regional Medical Center
- Oviedo Medical Center
- Poinciana Medical Center
- Putnam Community Medical Center
- Twin Cities Hospital
- West Florida Hospital
To successfully complete the study, hospitals need to have access to plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients.
To find out more about the donation process, eligibility and locations to donate, please call HCA Healthcare’s dedicated COVID-19 Plasma Phone Line at (833) 582-1971 or visit the website of your nearest HCA Healthcare hospital.