Plasma used to treat rare and serious diseases is in short supply. Here’s how you can help.

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — There’s a dire need for plasma donations. While many local residents who have survived COVID-19 are donating plasma that will used to develop a treatment…those who have not tested positive can still help.

Sara Saleem at CSL Plasma in San Antonio tells us you can still to save a lot of lives if you’ve not had coronavirus.

“It still really remains vital for us to get donors who haven’t contracted coronavirus so that we can help save and improve the lives of people with rare and serious diseases.”

Donated plasma has many uses from organ transplantation to burn treatment. Saleem says donating is easy and safe.

“It’s mandatory for everyone to wear a mask. We also have enhanced disinfecting protocols. We utilize PPE and we practice social distancing in our centers.”

Donors can be compensated for their time so if you want to make an appointment to donate plasma or if you want to learn more about how it is used, head to the CSL Plasma website.

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