Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2020. 2:48 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Guerra family is seeking the assistance of the public in locating persons that were COVID-19 positive and have now recovered. Blood from these recovered COVID-19 patients will be used for life saving plasma treatment for twin brothers, Doctors Kenneth and Kevin Guerra.
Persons wishing to donate will qualify if they have:
1. A RECENT negative COVID-19 test result
2. Be an A or AB (-/+) blood group (O group will be accepted too)
3. Have NO underlying illness (hypertension/ Diabetes) or well controlled in the past days/weeks
4. Are eating healthy in recent days; low-fat diet especially
The collection is scheduled for Monday, December 14, starting at 8 am at the blood bank/Central Lab, Belize City.
Donors will be tested onsite to ensure antibodies are detected prior to collection. The antibodies will be transferred via plasma treatment to the blood of the Doctors in the hope that it will convey some level of resistance to the doctors and give them a fighting chance to recover from the virus.
Both medical officers are listed in critical condition and each of them is on a ventilators at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH).
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