Trump, Fauci encourage plasma donation
President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci joined together to plea with those who have recovered from coronavirus to donate their plasma.
my administration is partnering with commercial labs, insurers and healthcare providers to encourage those who have had the virus to donate plasma. So if you've had the virus, if you donate, it would be a terrific thing. We really need donations of the plasma to those that have had the virus. You've gotten through it. And I guess that means you have something very special there, right? Yeah, so we would appreciate that it would help a lot of people an important part of the process of being in it together and pulling together is helping each other. You know, when I can think of nothing mawr manifesting the helping of each other than someone donating from their experience of being ill. And this is something that I think is part of the American spirit, and we should be proud of it, and we should show it so it's a very important thing. It's important part of the entire response to this outbreak, and now we're talking about another important part of intervention. It's the intervention early in infection to prevent people from needing to go to the hospital. And that's really what convalescent plasma is because the mechanism of it, it is directed against the virus. It's taking the machinery that France has spoken about, that the body makes to get a protein to block the virus, and that's exactly what this is all about.