University of Notre Dame students who previously tested positive for the coronavirus donated blood during the drive to aid in the treatment of current coronavirus patients in the South Bend-Elkhart area.

Seventeen students participated in the drive, resulting in 56 units of convalescent plasma for area hospitals, which rely on the South Bend Medical Foundation for laboratory, pathology and blood banking services.

Notre Dame tests thousands of students, faculty and staff for the coronavirus daily, totaling more than 66,000 tests since August. More than 1,100 graduate and undergraduate students and more than 80 faculty and staff have tested positive for the virus. Not quite 1,100 have recovered from it.