A New Brunswick man said his effort to assist those suffering from COVID-19 was very easy. All that he had to do was donate his plasma.
On Thursday, Atlantic Canada collected its first donation of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, particles of blood from a person who has recovered from the virus.
Percy Wilbur of Saint John, N.B., was the first donor.
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“It was a piece of cake, no more than giving blood,” Wilbur said. “If it could help someone, why would you not.”
Wilbur was diagnosed with COVID-19 after returning from a Caribbean cruise. His wife and two young children also tested positive.
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His family was treated by Horizon Health and N.B. Public Health.
“They checked every member of my family daily,” Wilbur said. “It was just a really good experience, knowing we were in such caring hands.”
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