Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert describes plasma donation after COVID recovery

Published: Sep. 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said he donated plasma after recovering from COVID-19 to help others recover from the virus.

“I’ve given gallons of blood over my life, but I’ve never given plasma. So, anyway, I didn’t know is there gonna be multiple sticks with the needle. It’s just one in the arm like you’re donating blood,” said Gohmert.

Gohmert said he watched his blood get separated, and the red blood cells were returned to his body.

“The fact that they put all of your red blood cells back in, with your iron, with your oxygen, you don’t feel the lethargy,” he said.

Gohmert tested positive for the coronavirus in late July. The Texas congressman credits hydroxychloroquine, the drug azithromycin, zinc and a steroid nebulizer with helping him recover so quickly from the deadly virus.

Hydroxychloroquine is a controversial drug not approved by the FDA.

Once Gohmert got the diagnosis, he said he drove home from D.C. and spent time recovering in East Texas.

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