MESSAGE FROM JOERG SCHULLER, VP OF MEDICAL AFFAIRS FOR MERCY MEDICAL CENTER MERCED:
We now have access to convalescent plasma should we need it. Mercy has a source and a process for procurement set up. Merced has been designated as one of the Vitalant West Division donor sites. I have attached both the Donor Form as well as Collection Instructions for your reference and distribution. Please forward to anyone else you think would benefit from having these documents available.
Prospective donors would need a physician to complete the donor form once eligibility to donate has been established. Is there a way you could assist by contacting convalescing COVID-19 patients who meet criteria to donate plasma and asking them if they would be willing to donate? Patients would then come to you for the referral to the blood bank in Merced.
The phone number to call for donor referral is:
I have also included a template letter, a template social media announcement, and a flyer to use in recruiting prospective donors. Hopefully these will make it easier to recruit some donors from our area.
Please let me know how else I might be of assistance.
Joerg Schuller, M.D.
Vice President Medical Affairs
Mercy Medical Center
333 Mercy Avenue
Merced Ca 9 5340
Office (209) 564-5030
Cell (209) 631-6576