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New Iberia man seeks plasma donor for brother in critical condition

One donation could save up to 4 people
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Posted at 6:17 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 23:03:40-04

A New Iberia man is fighting for his brother, who is fighting to survive COVID-19. According to medical experts, the right plasma donation could be the key to his recovery.

James Comeaux, also known as Chris, tested positive for Coronavirus on April 8, while he was living at a local nursing home. Shortly after being diagnosed, his condition worsened, and he was transported to the hospital.

"He held his own there for a little while, and the pulmonologist told us to start searching for a blood plasma donor," said Troy Comeaux.

The family put their appeal for a plasma donor on social media searching for a COVID-19 survivor who is either AB positive or negative. In two days, the post has been shared over 1500 times.

"I realized we needed to go out there and recruit one after the other. So, it's out there now, and we're on a mission until we can make sure that we have enough," said Comeaux.

One donation can help up to four people. Learning the benefits, the Comeaux family says they're not only fighting for Chris but other families in the same situation.

"It's a matter of making the COVID-19 survivors aware that they need to consider going out and giving those people a chance to survive," said Comeaux.