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Agencies seek plasma donations to treat COVID-19 patients

The FDA has authorized convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 on an emergency basis, with some studies showing that plasma therapy may speed recovery time for COVID patients. Research is ongoing, and clinical trials are continuing to determine whether plasma transfusions have real benefits.... Read more»

Az teens save lives through blood donations

The 176 high schools across the state that held blood drives for United Blood Services recruited 22,045 blood donations last school year, tripling the 8,352 units of blood donated at high schools in 2002. The organization’s High School Challenge Awards Luncheon, held at Chase Field, honored students for their success. ... Read more»