3 COVID-19 survivors donate blood to PGH to help other virus-infected patients

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – Three of the 124 individuals who recovered from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have donated their blood to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in the hopes of helping other patients infected with the dreaded illness.

In a Facebook post, PGH spokesperson Dr. Jonas Del Rosario said three COVID-19 survivors have come forward to respond to their call for blood donation.

“On April 9, 2020 (Araw ng Kagitingan), the first 3 brave and healthy Covid 19 Filipino survivors generously donated their blood for the Convalescent Plasma Therapy vs Covid 19 to the Philippine General Hospital,” Del Rosario’s post read.

“They rose above the stigma and showed the world that their plasma is a gift of life…. We need more donors!” he added.

The PGH recently posted an announcement, calling on COVID-19 recoveries to help others battling the disease by donating their blood for the convalescent plasma therapy.

The PGH said those interested may contact Dr. Sandy Maganito at 0917 805 3207.

They may also visit this link for more details.

As of April 9, the Philippines has recorded 4,076 cases with 203 fatalities and 124 total recoveries.

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