COVID-19 survivors donate blood to help infected patients

As the country celebrated the Day of Valor on Thursday, three Filipino COVID-19 survivors did a 'heroic' act by donating their blood plasma to give patients a fighting chance against the disease.

4/10/2020 1:48:00 PM

LOOK: The first three COVID-19 Filipino survivors have donated their blood for plasma therapy yesterday. The Philippine General Hospital is calling on COVID-19 survivors to donate their blood to help patients recover. 📸 PGH Spox. Jonas del Rosario

As the country celebrated the Day of Valor on Thursday, three Filipino COVID-19 survivors did a 'heroic' act by donating their blood plasma to give patients a fighting chance against the disease.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) —Three Filipino COVID-19 survivors have donated their blood plasma to the Philippine General Hospital in a bid to help infected patients.In a Facebook post, PGH spokesperson Jonas Del Rosario said three"brave and healthy" survivors have come forward on Thursday to donate blood for a plasma therapy which could potentially increase the chances of recovery of other patients from the disease.

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"On April 9, 2020 (Araw ng Kagitingan), the first three brave and healthy COVID-19 Filipino survivors generously donated their blood for the Convalescent Plasma Therapy vs COVID-19 to the Philipipne General Hospital," Del Rosario said.Del Rosario lauded the three who"rose above the stigma and showed the world that their plasma is a gift of life.”

“Salamat(thank you), Ian Frias, Gale Arranz, and Kain Soriano!!" he said.Last week, the PGH revealed that the blood of patients who have recovered from the disease is rich in antibodies that could fight the infection.The PGH is one of the government's referral hospitals for COVID-19.

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3 COVID-19 survivors donate blood at PGHMANILA, Philippines — Three coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survivors have donated their blood to the Philippines&039; main goverment hospital in a bid to help other patients who are in Thank you. Again, if only PH govt conducted more COVID-19 test, there will be more candidates for plasma donation. Thank you for your valuable contribution in our fight against COVID19 God bless you!