Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is researching several treatments for COVID-19

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is seeking donations from people who have been infected with, and fully recovered from, COVID-19 as it investigates treatments for the disease.

Plasma from recovered people contains antibodies that can attack the virus. Infusing antibody-rich plasma into severely ill patients appeared to be a successful therapy in China.

Hoag, in partnership with the Southern California Blood Bank, is among those investigating the therapy in the U.S., with the FDA’s blessing.

Donors must have had a positive test for COVID-19, be fully recovered, symptom-free for at least 14 days and in otherwise good health. Those who meet those criteria can complete a donor survey at https://bit.ly/2yaMncc, and may be contacted for follow-up.