These 3 COVID-19 survivors donate their blood to help with virus study

Last April 9, three COVID-19 survivors donate their blood to help other patients battling the virus. In a Facebook post by PGH spokesperson Jonas del Rosario, he posted that Ian Frias, Gale Arranz, and Kain Soriano have donated their blood for the Convalescent Plasma Therapy vs COVID-19 to the Philippine General Hospital.

On April 9, 2020 (Araw ng Kagitingan), the first 3 brave and healthy Covid 19 Filipino survivors generously donated…

Posted by Jonas Del Rosario on Thursday, April 9, 2020

He called the three “brave and healthy” for donating their blood. It is also nice to note that they donated their blood on Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor). Del Rosario also said, “They rose above the stigma and showed the world that their plasma is a gift of life.”

(ALSO READ: PGH Eyes Using Antibodies in Blood of Survivors to Treat COVID-19 Patients)

There is no known cure or vaccine yet for the virus, but blood donation from survivors could help in the study for a cure. Del Rosario also calls on for more donations from other COVID-19 survivors. For more information, you may contact 155-200.


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