Medical Researchers, Life Science Companies, and COVID-19 Survivors Launch a National Campaign to Drive Blood Plasma Donation
Medical Researchers, Life Science Companies, and COVID-19 Survivors Launch a National Campaign to Drive Blood Plasma Donation. Working together under “The Fight is in Us” campaign, this group is seeking to encourage tens of thousands of people in the United States who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood plasma, which contain vital antibodies that have fought off the disease. Organisations, such as Octaphrma, America’s Blood Centre, Survivor Corps, and Biopharma Plasma are taking part in the campaign.
The founder of Survivor Corps, Diana Berrent, notes “As an early survivor of COVID-19, I was desperate to do whatever was in my power to be a part of the solution. I started Survivor Corps to mobilize and connect the thousands of people affected by COVID-19 to support all ongoing scientific, medical and academic research, and this coalition is furthering our goal. Inside COVID-19 survivors is the antibody-rich blood plasma that may help stem the tide of this pandemic. The time is now for superhero volunteers to donate their blood plasma and to potentially help stop COVID-19 in its tracks.”
The campaign is beginning in the United States, but is looking to also expand to Europe.