Iowans who have recovered from COVID-19, or think they may have had it, are encouraged to donate plasma.
LifeServe Blood Center spokeswoman Danielle West says plasma is a key part of the treatment for coronavirus patients who are in critical condition.
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West says the donation process is different from a donation of a normal pint of blood:
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West says LifeServe will start antibody testing all of their blood donors soon, so you can find out if you have the COVID-19 antibodies after your donation.
To make an appointment, visit lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.