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First patient in Iowa to receive plasma donation for COVID-19 released from hospital

Lance, the first patient to receive a plasma donation to treat the coronavirus was released from Iowa Methodist Medical Center last week.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The first patient in Iowa to receive a convalescent plasma donation to treat COVID-19 was released from the hospital last week.

According to a Facebook post from UnityPoint Health, Lance was released from Iowa Methodist Medical Center last week. He was able to spend the weekend with his family and is doing well. 

You can watch the full video of Lance's farewell below:

Convalescent plasma donation

We are so thrilled to share this video with you! Lance, the first patient to receive a convalescent plasma donation as treatment for COVID-19 in the state of Iowa has been discharged from Iowa Methodist Medical Center! He spent the weekend at home and says he is doing well! Thanks for sharing this special moment with us Lance. We are so happy to hear you are doing well! LifeServe Blood Center

Posted by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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