WSU Greek organizations to host plasma drive

Donors must be symptom-free for at least four weeks; drive open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23-24 at Chinook Student Center



Beds will be available in the room for donors. No more than seven people will be in the room.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

WSU’s Interfraternity Council partnered with Vitalant to bring a plasma donation site to the Chinook Student Center this month.

David Jaquish, IFC director of service, said the event will help members get service hours and help people fight COVID-19.

People who donate need to report that they have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for at least four weeks before being able to give plasma, Jaquish said.

People who recovered from COVID-19 may have “convalescent plasma,” which are antibodies that can fight off the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The drive will take place in Chinook Room 150, he said. There will be around three or four beds available.

“There’s never any more than six or seven different people in the room,” he said.

The drive is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23-24. 

Jaquish said he wanted to plan a donation event because of the low amount of blood and plasma donations this year.

People who want to donate but are not sure if they ever had COVID-19 can still give plasma, he said.

 “If anyone donates, it’s a huge help because resources are low right now,” he said.