Clay - Cartersville, Georgia
Published on 4/21/20
After spending 11 days in the hospital in early March, Clay, one of the first in his state of Georgia to be diagnosed with coronavirus, visited Blood Assurance, a blood agency, to donate his convalescent plasma. The 59 year old was a little nervous as his memories of the hospital came back to him, but he knew the value in his plasma. "I had to fight it, I had to fight it, and I know that I have, in my blood, the antibodies that know how to fight this disease, It just goes into them and immediately begins fighting for them. It gives me great honor knowing that I am helping someone else…To know that you have a commodity on inside you, that could help other people get through this, I don’t see how you could not do it, It’s just emotional. Just knowing that you can help someone else. You know, I have to do it."