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IOWANS ENCOURAGED TO DONATE PLASMA TO HELP COVID PATIENTS

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is encouraging Iowans who’ve recovered from Covid to donate their plasma.

About 22-hundred Covid patients in Iowa have been treated with convalescent plasma, which is now available at 43 Iowa hospitals.

OC…….any other country. :05

A record number of 482 patients are being treated in Iowa hospitals for Covid.

Azar says there’s been a 75 percent drop in the mortality rate among patients over the age of 70 since April due to new treatment options.

OC……….our communities safe.” :13

More than 14-hundred new cases of Covid have been confirmed in Iowa through test results in the past day

Azar visited Des Moines and Ames Thursday and met with a man who’s participating in a clinical trial for antibody products that may help prevent or treat Covid-19.

He says it’s the trial is for the same antibody cocktail President Trump took.

OC………save people.” :14

Azar encourages Iowans to donate blood as well, since most traditional blood drives have been suspended during the pandemic.