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Farmington woman donates plasma to Upstate University Hospital after recovering from COVID-19

Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse is collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients.

It’s an effort to save other people’s lives.

One of those plasma donors is Samantha Price, she works in the emergency department at her local hospital in Farmington, Ontario County.

“The worst of it was the fever, the headaches and body aches,” said Price. “I felt like my head was going to explode, the worst headache I have ever experienced.”

The symptoms came on quickly, according to Price, who first spoke with 13WHAM-TV last month about the experience.

“Then I woke up to a completely different feeling, so it is not knowing you have it,” she added. “My fear when I heard that I was positive was that I was more concerned about everybody that I came into contact with the week before I got sick.”

This week, Price donated 650 milliliters of plasma to the hospital. She was told that volume could help three people.

“It is a humbling experience because I am still here to celebrate life with my family, and watch my son grow up,” Price told 13WHAM. “I hope that these people that I am helping, I hope to God it works, and that they can get that second chance too, to spend their days with their family and do what they love to do.”



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