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As cases rise, source of treatment could come from close to home
The COVID-19 pandemic
Flonnie West - Plasma Drive
Flonnie West, widow of Kershaw County’s first COVID-19 death, Jack West (right), cheers on people who showed up at KershawHealth on Thursday to donate plasma for a possible coronavirus treatment. (Provided by KershawHealth)
As S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) officials moved -- and lowered -- their estimate of when and with how many cases the COVID-19 novel coronavirus could peak in South Carolina, healthcare workers on the front lines at KershawHealth, in collaboration with The Blood Connection, and Prisma Health, are working to provide a particular “ingredient” to develop a treatment.