California-born Jason Garcia, a coronavirus patient, joined “Your World” on Thursday to discuss his recovery and his decision to donate his blood plasma in the hopes of helping others.
“I feel good,” said Garcia, when asked about his current health. “And I’m glad it turned out to be a positive result, that I’m fine now.” “
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Garcia told host Neil Cavuto that Orange’s St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange County had informed him of a possible donation after his recovery and that he was happy to help.
“The news came out and that’s when St. Joseph’s Hospital contacted me. They have an urgent need [and] looking for someone who has had no symptoms for 14 days, [and] who tested positive for COVID-19 to help … a critically ill patient, “said Garcia. “And that’s how it all came about, the hospital contacted me.
“And I knew it was like a needle in a haystack,” added Garcia. “It is early in the United States for a person to be cured for 14 days without symptoms. “
Garcia described his initial symptoms and what it was like to have coronavirus.
“It was like a cold. There were strange symptoms … I usually know my body, how I react to a normal cold. And then I ended up feeling some of the other symptoms that COVID-19 is known for, such as shortness of breath, “said Garcia. “Usually, I don’t feel that with the cold. I don’t have a headache, like I have a headache for a day. My fever only lasted a day. “
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Cavuto closed the interview by asking Garcia if he and people like him could be the “secret weapon” to fight the coronavirus.
“I hope it is, I hope others can donate and that people will have a good positive reaction to this type of treatment because it is a new treatment,” said Garcia. “I hope for the best. “