Coronavirus News: Calls for plasma donations for MTA conductor battling COVID-19 in Brooklyn

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Calls for men to donate plasma for MTA conductor in need
Donors must be recovered for at least 14 days.

BROOKLYN (WABC) -- An MTA conductor fighting for his life after contracting coronavirus is in desperate need of plasma.

Ben Schaeffer is currently at a hospital in Brooklyn.

Officials are asking men with any blood type, but especially A+, and who have already won their battle with COVID-19 to donate plasma.

Donors must have been symptom-free for 14 days.



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