National Call to Action Urges Americans to Donate Convalescent Plasma

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA (JULY 31, 2020) – An urgent plea from the President and top public health officials has thrust the potentially lifesaving effects of convalescent plasma into the national spotlight. Convalescent plasma has proven to drastically help many COVID-19 patients battling the virus. At a roundtable discussion on July 30, President Donald Trump, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, among others, urged the public to donate convalescent plasma to help their fellow Americans. The Blood Connection (TBC) has been at the forefront of local convalescent plasma collection efforts for several months, in its commitment to meet every patient’s need. Rarely is the blood collection community highlighted by nation leadership, but because of blood centers’ essential role in collecting convalescent plasma, TBC’s work is now part of a public health initiative.


First, we need to recognize that long time Boone Hall owner Willie McRae passed away on April 2, 2020. Although he never sought recognition for being so, Willie is a Lowcountry giant. He was an incredible visionary who was always looking for new and innovative ways to present the "magical, mystical" place that Boone Hall Plantation is. His accomplishments are too numerous to mention here, but undoubtedly the crown jewel of those was his implementation of a conservation easement agreement in November of last year.

The Charleston shutdown 2020 has affected the Charleston business community and the restaurants have had to make a lot of changes to stay in business. Charleston is known for its Southern Hospitality and great food. This shutdown has been a challenge and The Fat Hen on Johns Island has to overcome some of these challenges.

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