Orange County has seen a 9.4% increase in hospitalizations over the last 3 days. It’s been a trend for the last couple of weeks. Over at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, they’re ready to adjust, but the surge has them needing plasma. “We need people who have had the infection and gotten past the infection to donate plasma that contains these important antibodies that can neutralize the Covid virus,” said Dr. Arell Shapiro, medical director of clinical lab and transfusion service at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. There’s more research that needs to be done, but Dr. Shapiro says they’re hopeful it will help patients as it did with Ebola.