1. Donate Convalescent Plasma
If able, give convalescent plasma: COVID-19 convalescent plasma is a type of blood donation collected from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 and contains antibodies that might help patients actively fighting the virus. With each donation, COVID-19 survivors have a unique ability to help up to three patients recover from the virus. As coronavirus cases increase, hospital demand for this potentially lifesaving treatment has more than doubled.
There remains an ongoing need for platelet donations due to their short, five-day shelf life.
In times of crisis, the Red Cross is fortunate to witness the best of humanity as people roll up a sleeve to help those in need. We greatly appreciate the generosity of the public.