Vitalant Makes Plea For Blood Donations

As COVID-19 cases are on the rise and New Mexicans are sheltering in place through Nov. 30, Vitalant reminds individuals that blood donation is an essential activity and they are permitted to leave the house to donate at a Vitalant location or blood drive. Healthy individuals are encouraged to donate live-saving blood, platelets, or plasma. Donors can rest assured that Vitalant is taking every necessary safety precaution to keep New Mexicans healthy as they donate. Additionally, Vitalant is asking anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 to help other patients through donating life-saving convalescent plasma. Recovered COVID-19 patients have immune-boosting antibodies to the virus in their plasma, which can be given to patients currently fighting COVID-19. This effort gives those currently suffering from COVID-19 a better opportunity to combat the virus.