Tennessee hospital COO encourages plasma donation after contracting COVID-19

He learnt he was infected after returning house and being evaluated at a drive-thru site.

Mr. Miller is believed to have contracted the infection in March when he checked out the Cookeville area after tornadoes struck central Tennessee..

He said social-distancing and using face coverings were not extensive practices early in the pandemic, and he did not want to prevent traveling with others, according to the Sun..

Chris Miller, vice president and COO of Bristol (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center, is encouraging plasma contribution to help COVID-19 patients after his own experience with the illness, reports The Greeneville Sun.

He has given plasma several times and encourages those who have evaluated favorable and recuperated to as well. Convalescent plasma contributed by those who have recuperated from COVID-19 contains antibodies that could increase ill patients immune action.

After feeling much better and a 14-day quarantine, he returned to work. He stated he later experienced some cardiac and kidney problems believed to be triggered by an immune system overreaction, the Sun reports. He stated he continues to have some cardiac problems however is feeling better with outpatient treatment.

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After feeling much better and a 14-day quarantine, he returned to work. He stated he later on experienced some heart and kidney concerns thought to be triggered by an immune system overreaction, the Sun reports. He said he continues to have some heart concerns however is feeling much better with outpatient treatment.

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