Brian Strauss stands with his donors Patrice Piretti and Robert McCord

(L to R): Patrice Piretti, Brian Strauss, Robert McCord

Fox 5 Good Day New York’s recent segment highlighted the lifesaving power of convalescent plasma donation for critical COVID-19 patients. Brian Strauss was hospitalized with coronavirus and received lifesaving convalescent plasma. He was grateful for the opportunity to meet and thank his plasma donors Robert McCord and Patrice Piretti, RN, at our Center East location.

“I got this great phone call from someone from the blood center saying that the person who received my plasma wanted to thank me,” Patrice said. “The greatest spiritual gift for me is being able to help someone else.”

Check out the video below of the emotional moment when Brian meets his generous donors Robert and Patrice!