On March 16, Steve tested positive for COVID-19.

Scared for the unknown, for himself and for his family, but determined to push through, Steve spent the next 14 days in quarantine and was ultimately able to recover on his own. Now, weeks later, he has become one of Stanford Blood Center’s very first COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) donors.

Though not a regular blood donor, Steve had given blood twice in the past, most recently for a fellow law enforcement officer he saw on TV who he had never met but was in need. Always one to answer the call for his community, when he heard that donated plasma from those who had recovered from COVID-19 contained antibodies that, when transfused, could potentially save the lives of the most critically ill COVID-19 patients, he immediately sprang into action.