Fire Department Looks for Plasma Donor for Firefighter with COVID-19

A firefighter in Torrance with COVID-19 is looking for a plasma donor from someone already recovered from the virus.

The name of the firefighter hasn't been released, but they have been in the ICU after contracting the virus while on the job.

Assistant Fire Chief Carl Besanceney of the Torrance Fire Department told ABC7:

"We had our fire engineer who tested positive for COVID within the last week...The doctors are doing everything they can to keep the airway clear, keep him off a ventilator, but it's requiring more aggressive efforts in order to get the plasma to be able to get his body a bigger boost to fight the COVID-19."

The department is reaching out to the community to ask if anyone who is able to, to donate their antibodies.

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