Recovered COVID-19 patients can now donate blood at a local hospital in Jersey City to help others that are struggling to heal from the virus.
“As a city we know there are people that are healing from this virus and want to help. We have an opportunity with our partners at American Red Cross and Christ Hospital to increase our volume of plasma for critically ill patients. You can help this way,” Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted this morning.
“If you have been diagnosed Covid-19 positive and symptom free for 14 days call Christ Hospital to become a donor. For Christ Hospital (Jersey City), call: 201-795-8298 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
According to data released by the city, there were 164 patients at Christ Hospital yesterday and 136 were either COVID-19 positive or being treated for coronavirus symptoms.
Furthermore, 184 coronavirus patients have been discharged to there homes as of Monday, as well as 339 being discharged from the emergency unit.
Yesterday, the New Jersey Department Health indicated that there are 7,789 COVID-19 cases in Hudson County, the second most in the state by county, along with 236 deaths.
As of last night, Jersey City has reported 2,674 cases and 137 deaths.