Limited slots remain open for Morgan’s Wonderland blood drive

Those who recovered from COVID-19 are encourage to donate convalescent plasma

Morgan's Wonderland blood drive (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Day 1 of the Morgan’s Wonderland blood drive is complete, and organizers hope to have just as good a turnaround for the drive’s second day.

The blood drive is in partnership with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (STBTC).

STBTC needs around 75 donors a day to meet local needs and is only seeing an average of 40 a day.

Organizers are also encouraging those who recovered from COVID-19 to donate convalescent plasma.

STBTC has supplied more than 6,000 doses of convalescent plasma to patients in area hospitals.

Morgan’s Wonderland staff members say they know this is a community need with which they can assist.

"Due to COVID-19, right now giving blood and donating blood is extremely important to our community," Morgan's Wonderland Chief Missions Officer Brooke Kearney said. "We've got a lot of patients out there that are struggling and need some support. And a lot of that can be done through blood donation."

There are still a few slots open if you want to donate. Click here for the link to sign up for the blood drive.

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Alexsis Page has been a News Producer at KSAT since 2019. A former military brat, she was born in Killeen, raised in El Paso, but calls Lawton, Oklahoma, home. She began her journalism career as an editor and later news producer at KSWO in Lawton and also produced at WICS/WRSP in Springfield, Illinois.