Burke County Sheriff’s Office to plasma drive for recovered COVID-19 patients
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is collaborating with Shepeard Community Blood Center to host a drive for recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma.
The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the sheriff’s headquarters, 225 Georgia Highway 24 in Waynesboro. Appointments are required by Friday by calling 706-737-4551 and asking for Melinda Woodell. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Burke County Plasma.”
Donated plasma can be used for therapy for COVID-19 patients.
Shepeard’s staff practices universal precautions, including wearing masks, and provides a mini physical for donors that includes a temperature check. All donors will be required to wear a mask while donating. Appropriate social distancing measures will be in place.
Donors must meet Food and Drug Administration eligibility requirements, have proof of a COVID-19 diagnosis and be fully recovered for at least 14 days.
If your company or organization would like to hold a similar drive, email Shepeard at email@example.com for more information.
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