President Trump asks recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as a patient donates plasma at the American Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

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UPDATED 2:40 PM PT — Thursday, July 30, 2020

President Trump has asked those who have recovered from coronavirus to donate their plasma as soon as they can. During Thursday’s roundtable at the American Red Cross headquarters in D.C., the president highlighted the need for plasma donations in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

He reported the U.S. has already treated nearly 600,000 people with COVID-19 antibodies, which can be recovered from the plasma.

“We’ve taken bold actions to give Americans access to plasma therapies. The FDA made the treatment available to patients with life-threatening infections beginning in March. We provided $48 million to the Mayo Clinic to support their expanded access program for plasma.” – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, right, listens as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a roundtable on donating plasma at the American Red Cross national headquarters on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Recovered patients can sign up to donate or participate in a vaccine trial at

This comes as leading candidate Moderna recently began moving into to phase three of its study.

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