GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina’s first convalescent plasma patient got to meet her donor Tuesday virtually.
Prisma Health made the connection possible.
The hospital system is testing the effectiveness of blood plasma in severe or critically ill COVID-19 patients.
Lisa Hardin of Columbia became the state’s first convalescent plasma recipient when doctors used plasma from someone who has recovered from COVID-19 to help Hardin recover, too.
That person is Harriett Whitaker in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Tuesday’s meeting with Whitaker and Hardin was emotional for both the patient and her donor
“I know that it save my life and I just wanted to thank you and I’m gonna be your friend forever,” said Hardin.
“It’s just hard to describe what it feels like to know that you save somebody’s life doing something to me that seems so simple and easy to do,” added Whitaker.
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