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Louie Gohmert donates blood plasma after recovering from COVID-19

Tyler Morning Telegraph, By Zak Wellerman

After recovering from his COVID-19 diagnosis, U.S Rep. Louie Gohmert, of Tyler, donated his blood plasma, which can be used to treat people still fighting the virus.

Carter BloodCare announced Wednesday that Gohmert donated the plasma at its blood donation center in Tyler.

Gohmert tested positive for COVID-19 on July 29 during a pre-screen at the White House. After testing positive with a rapid test, Gohmert then retested using a nasal swab that came back positive for COVID-19 as well.

He said he had mild symptoms and has recovered.

Plasma from people who have recently recovered from COVID-19 is being used to treat the patients with an active virus case, according to Carter BloodCare.