Red Cross issues call for plasma donations

Right now, the American Red Cross has an emergency shortage of convalescent plasma, a potentially lifesaving treatment for patients with COVID-19.

Individuals who have fully recovered and received a verified COVID-19 diagnosis are urged to sign up to give convalescent plasma now by completing the donor eligibility form at RedCross

Upcoming blood drives in Huntington County are:
• Monday, Aug. 3, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First Merchants Hertiage hall, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

• Thursday, Aug. 13, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Knight Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St., Warren.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCross or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).