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Capital Regional Medical Center joins study on plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients

Capitol Medical Regional Center
Posted at 12:36 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 12:36:22-04

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

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:

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.