LEAD Brother Visitor Donates His Plasma

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PHILIPPINES - We would like to thank Br. Armin Luistro FSC for visiting our Blood Bank yesterday to donate his plasma.

When asked for his message to other potential plasma donors, Br. Armin remarked, "When I learned about the possibility of donating plasma, I said, 'If I recover, I think the least I could do to thank the doctors and the frontliners is to donate my plasma'. I think it would also be a good way of taking care of the patients who come to our hospital here in DLSUMC.”

Br. Armin goes on to say, "I would like to encourage all the other recovered patients of COVID to also think about how meaningful it is to share the new life that God gave us by donating also, and please consider DLSUMC.”

Like Br. Armin, other COVID-recovered individuals can donate plasma to help treat coronavirus patients. Donating plasma is a quick and painless procedure.DLSUMC is the only DOH-accredited Convalescent Plasma (SARCOV-2) collection center in Region IV-A. For inquiries on how to donate plasma, please call (046) 481-8000 or (02) 8988-3100, local 1197.(Text & Photos: De La Salle University Medical Center Facebook Page)

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“Hello, colleagues and friends! Many thanks for your concern. I kept my condition very quiet as I did not want to make a big fuss about the matter until my actual condition warrants it. I actually manifested the classic COVID symptoms on Aug 20 (loss of smell, fever, cough, diarrhea, body malaise). I checked myself in DLSUMC in Dasmariñas on the 21st and, thankfully, all my symptoms were mild and I had not experienced shortness of breath or loss of taste. They gave me their COVID protocol treatment (intravenous plus the 3 drugs being tested). By my third day in the hospital, symptoms were gone. My doctor stopped the rest of the treatment on Day 5. I was discharged after my 8th day. God is good! I spent another week on self-quarantine in my bedroom at LSGH. I checked and was given the green light to donate convalescent plasma two days ago. The lab tests show that I had a high level of neutralizing antibodies and I could donate plasma every two weeks as long as the level meets the minimum requirement.” - Br. Armin Luistro FSC