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Plasma blood drive to benefit Paso Robles High student

Posted: 10:40 PM, Nov 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-16 02:08:55-05
Plasma blood drive to benefit Paso Robles High student

A Paso Robles High School sophomore is partnering with Vitalant to host a plasma blood drive Saturday.

Keira Lee Wilson is highlighting the vital need for blood plasma donors as the FDA says there is an immune globulin shortage, which comes from human plasma.

Wilson relies on plasma donations after being diagnosed with hypogammaglobulinemia, which could impair the immune system if she does not get weekly transfusions.

"We want to spread the awareness because there's such a shortage of plasma right now that it's making it difficult to get her medication because we rely on plasma to get it, and so there's been times where her medication is on back order,” said Jennifer Wilson, Keira’s mom.

If you would like to give plasma, you can do so at Templeton Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.