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Hamilton Southeastern community rallies for plasma drive

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 21:54:51-05

A Hamilton Southeastern High School teacher continues his fight against COVID-19.

He's one of many Hoosiers being treated with convalescent plasma, donated by those who have recovered from the virus.

To honor Neil Wagoner's health battle, the HSE teachers union hosted a convalescent plasma drive with the help of Versiti. Dozens of people signed up to donate.

The plasma is used to treat patients with severe cases of COVID-19 and supplies are running low as cases skyrocket.

"One pint of blood impacts up to three lives and there's no replacement for blood so somebody that comes in here is impacting local neighbors, friends, family," Kristine Pierce, of Versiti, said.

People who have not had the virus were also able to donate blood at the drive and get tested for COVID-19 antibodies.