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Steamy stretch of weather arrives on Long Island; temps will feel like between 90 to 95

One of the first people in Suffolk to be infected with COVID-19 donates antibodies for 5th time

One of the first people in Suffolk County to be infected with COVID-19 has donated his plasma for the fifth time.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2020, 6:47 PM

Updated 1,498 days ago

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One of the first people in Suffolk County to be infected with COVID-19 has donated his plasma for the fifth time.
The Long Island Blood Services in Ronkonkoma lets people donate their plasma once it's confirmed that they have the antibodies for coronavirus.
People who do have the antibodies can make an appointment. The plasma will be used to help medical professionals find a vaccine.
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Christopher Yackel, of Center Moriches, says he will be donating his plasma eight times in three months to give back to the community.
He says it's quick and easy to do, and it saves lives.
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