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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Memorial Healthcare System Seeking Plasma Donations from COVID-19 Survivors

MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM SEEKING PLASMA DONATIONS FROM COVID-19 SURVIVORS

MHS Plasma Donors flyer 4.16.2020(HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 16, 2020) – Memorial Healthcare System announced it has been registered to participate in Mayo Clinic’s Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program to test the use of donated blood as a treatment for people with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Broward County-based hospital system is urging community members who fully recovered from COVID-19 to donate potentially lifesaving plasma. Memorial Healthcare System has partnered with OneBlood for the plasma collection.

According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies to the disease in their blood, referred to as convalescent plasma. Researchers hope convalescent plasma can be given to people with severe COVID-19 to boost their ability to fight the virus. The immediate goal of this research is to determine if convalescent plasma can improve the chance of recovery for people with the most severe symptoms. A second goal is to test whether convalescent plasma can help keep people who are moderately sick from getting sicker.

If a potential donor meets the identified criteria, they should fill out the form online at https://www.oneblood.org/CCP/CCP-form-donor.stml.    To get the most up-to-date information on Memorial Healthcare System and the latest developments on COVID-19, visit https://www.mhs.net/patients-visitors/coronavirus-disease.

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 Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public healthcare systems (by revenue) in the U.S. and a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction. It is highly regarded for its patient and family-centered approach at facilities that include Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Manor nursing home.

 To learn more, visit mhs.net.

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