Coronavirus Recovered, Covid-19 Recovered, Covid-19 Hero, Coronavirus Hero, Donated Plasma, Covid-19 Donation, Coronavirus Donation

Coronavirus Recovered, Covid-19 Recovered

He recovered from the coronavirus and now his plasma donation could save the lives of others

He recovered from the coronavirus and now his plasma donation could save the lives of others

2020-04-06 4:36:00 PM

He recovered from the coronavirus and now his plasma donation could save the lives of others

A California man who was diagnosed with the coronavirus and recovered has donated his plasma to help others fighting the potentially deadly virus.

On March 6, Jason Garcia noticed he had a mild cough and some congestion.The 36-year-old aerospace engineer from Escondido, Calif., didn't think that much of it. But later while on a work trip, he noticed a headache had begun accompanying his cough. Within a day, he also had a fever and body aches that quickly came and went. Then he began experiencing shortness of breath.

Meghan Markle delivers emotional speech about George Floyd: ‘His life mattered’ COMMENTARY: On the question of Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau’s pause puzzles his critics Drew Brees issues apology for comments on kneeling during anthem -

Garcia called his doctor and based on his symptoms was told to go to the hospital and get tested for coronavirus.A positive test resultHe was sent home and received a call on March 14 letting him know he had tested positive."They said stay isolated," Garcia said. "That's what I did."

He spent nearly 10 days inside his home, confined to his office or his guest room, staying away from his active-duty Navy wife and their 11-month-old daughter.He started to feel better and on March 18, he said, he considered himself "symptom-free."

He received a letter from the county of San Diego saying that it was safe for him to come out of isolation and rejoined the world on March 23.Garcia said although the protocol for coming out of isolation was 72 hours without symptoms, he wanted to be extra careful. "I decided to do five days just to be safe," he said.

Victory over the virusTo celebrate his recovery, he posted on social media to let his friends know he had been infected with coronavirus and was better.Garcia said he wrote: "I claimed victory over this deadly virus. I won over Covid-19."Around the same time, health officials at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange County, California, also took to social media to say they were looking for someone who had been diagnosed with coronavirus and had recovered to help with an experimental treatment to potentially save the life of another coronavirus patient.

A friend who saw both social media posts reached out and the hospital called Garcia just a few days after his quarantine had ended, he said.A potentially life-saving donationThey asked him for a plasma donation to be given to a coronavirus patient who was in dire condition and unresponsive to other treatments, Garcia said.

He said yes. "This can be turned into a life-saving opportunity for someone who can't fight off this disease," Garcia said.The plasma donation will allow the current coronavirus patient to receive antibodies from Garcia, a recovered patient, to help fight the disease, Wendy Escobedo, director of nursing for renal services at St. Joseph's Hospital said in a video provided by the hospital.

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' cast donates US$100,000 to bail relief fund for protesters Ahmaud Arbery: 3 men charged in Black man’s death face court hearing Trudeau to join 3rd UN summit on COVID-19, announce timeline on aid for seniors

On April 1, Garcia donated his plasma for experimental transfer into three patients.As of Sunday, he said, doctors told him that all of his plasma has been donated. The patient who was in the worst condition has since improved, Garcia said doctors told him.

The patient was taken off some medication, is healthier in terms of oxygenation and is doing incrementally better day by day, a spokesperson for the hospital told CNN in an email late Sunday night."When I was diagnosed, the feeling of dread and fear, the fact this was a positive," Garcia explained. "This thing ended up possibly saving someone's life."

Although Garcia doesn't know how he became infected with the virus, he's glad he might contribute to a treatment until a vaccine is ready."If this works there's going to be an awesome chance for people to save a lot of heartache for others and fight the fight for their lives."

Read more: CTV News »

I hope our scientists are looking into this as an option too. True !... Why the the big brains of Medical Authorities and Science on the matter did not think about that earlier ! The secret is there !... just have to get the combination and open the volt !!!... Hero! Only in Canada Grate news !

U.S., Britain brace for wave of deaths as coronavirus crisis deepensThe United States and Britain braced for one of their darkest weeks in living memory on Monday as the social and financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic deepened. It will be less than a bad flu year. Got quite a ways to go before we top the casualties of WWII

Japan set to declare state of emergency to bolster coronavirus measuresJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns. It's far from over.

UN chief calls for action to address ‘horrifying surge’ in domestic violence during coronavirus crisisFollowing his call on March 23 for an immediate ceasefire in all armed conflicts, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it was time to appeal for an end to all violence, ‘everywhere, now’ Forced narrative! Please stop.

Tiger At Bronx Zoo Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Contact With WorkerSix other big cats have also developed symptoms, the zoo said in a statement.

China reports rise in asymptomatic coronavirus casesImported cases and asymptomatic patients, who show no symptoms but can still pass the virus to others, have become China’s chief concern after draconian containment measures succeeded in slashing the overall infection rate Bizarrely this seems like good news. Uh oh Canada health authority does not treat the asymptomatic case as the case.

Coronavirus patients worldwide rush to join experimental drug studies'There's so much anxiety about the disease that the patients are quite interested'' and no one offered the chance has refused, said one study leader. Global, This Dr, who became the time monkey should and would off been better living in Canada and waited for 11:00am when the beer store opens its gates darrenford77 Interesting study should be, Pres. Trump should put his endorsement behind this drug. See how many on the left would be wiped off the face of the earth bc of ignorance. See how bad TDS is on people that they would rather die than take a drug to save them, bc of Trumps.