Mayo Clinic encourages plasma donations through new radio campaign

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic partnered with Entercom Communications to launch a radio campaign  in Detroit, New York City, Miami and Chicago May 7 seeking convalescent plasma donations for hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

The Expanded Access Program for Convalescent Plasma is a federally-sponsored program led by Mayo Clinic meant to facilitate the process of investigational convalescent plasma transplants for patients in need. The campaign will inform recovered COVID-19 patients about the dire need for plasma donations and outline how they can donate through the program.

The EAP for Convalescent Plasma was pioneered by Mayo researcher Michael Joyner, MD, who collaborated with physicians from 40 institutions nationwide. 

Currently, the program has more than 11,000 patients enrolled, with 6,600 of those patients having received a transfusion.

Read the full news release here.

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