A 54 year-old member of the Dallas Jewish community has been in the ICU for three weeks with COVID-19. His tests continue to be positive for the COVID-19 virus, and he continues to have symptoms even after all this time and with the support provided by the hospital’s extraordinary medical team. His doctor believes that he can greatly benefit from a transfusion with convalescent plasma — the plasma of a recovered COVID-19 patient.
The requirements to be a plasma donor are the following:
(1) have had a positive swab/diagnosis
(2) a negative swab that occurs after the positive OR 28 days symptom free, and
(3) the presence of antibodies in a blood sample.
The family is so grateful for the extraordinary effort to find a donor to help him and his family. He is fighting everyday to win this battle. He was healthy going into this, so the vicious and unrelenting attack of COVID-19 was truly unexpected and is heartbreaking.
The family is particularly interested in any post COVID-19 people from Washington and/or New York, as they would meet the 28-day symptom free criteria.