Watch CBS News

Plasma Drive On Thursday To Help COVID-19 Patients

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The Chicago Medical Society is hosting a plasma drive Thursday afternoon to help Chicago-area patients who have COVID-19.

People who have fully recovered may have antibodies in their plasma that could boost the immune systems of those who have a serious case of the coronavirus.

In order to donate, you must be symptom-free for at least 14-days and have documentation of a prior COVID-19 diagnosis or a positive antibody test.

The plasma drive begins at 2:40 Thursday afternoon at the Vitalant Jefferson Park Donation Center at 5316 North Milwaukee Avenue.

Patients need to be screened prior to donating. To do so, they must go to

Walk-ins will not be admitted.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.