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Governor Kevin Stitt recently gave convalescent plasma to the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) during a visit to Enid. He’s now encouraging others who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate, too.
“One donation can provide lifesaving plasma for up to four people,” said Stitt. “Donating convalescent plasma is the easiest way Oklahomans who have recovered from COVID-19 can help their friends and neighbors and I urge everyone to make an appointment and join the fight.”
Convalescent plasma is in higher demand these days because it is being used earlier in a patient’s treatment leading to better outcomes.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute appreciates the Governor promoting the cause.
“We’re extremely grateful to Governor Stitt for his donation and continued advocacy for convalescent plasma, a critical product in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. John Armitage, president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute.
“As the community blood supplier servicing more than 90% of the state, we need all Oklahomans who have recovered from COVID-19 to answer the Governor’s call and donate convalescent plasma with OBI, ensuring we have this lifesaving product on the shelves for our neighbors in local communities.”
Several members of Stitt’s Administration and legislators are planning to donate plasma in Oklahoma City on Wednesday afternoon.
“One donation can provide lifesaving plasma for up to four people, and I applaud my team members and my colleagues in the Legislature for stepping up to help their fellow Oklahomans.”
Donors can call 1-888-308-3924 or visit obi.org for more information.