Demand for convalescent plasma triples as virus spreads

GREENVILLE — Amid the arrival of the long awaited COVID-19 vaccine, the demand for a well-known treatment for those battling the virus — convalescent plasma — has skyrocketed.

The Blood Connection, a nonprofit community blood center, has seen the demand for this life-saving product triple in the past few months because of its effectiveness. TBC has played a crucial role in local convalescent plasma collection in its commitment to meet every community hospital’s need during the pandemic. However, the need for convalescent plasma continues to far outrun the

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