Tuesday 28th July 2020.
July 28, 2020
This morning we take another look at the necessity for donating blood, my guest in the eight o’clock hour is Dr Gabriel Rebollon from Sangre Panama. We already know about the importance of blood donation and has been given even more prominence due to the current Covid-19 pandemic Did you know if you have had Covid-19 your blood is especially needed?
If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, you can help patients who are currently battling the infection by donating their plasma. Since you had this infection, your plasma now contains COVID-19 antibodies.
Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of the blood collected from patients who have recovered from the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Patients with COVID-19 develop antibodies in the blood against the virus. Antibodies are proteins that can help fight infection.
Convalescent plasma is being investigated for the treatment of COVID-19 because there is no approved treatment for COVID-19 and there is information suggesting that it may help some patients recover from COVID-19.
In the last hour it is time to connect up with Feisty Foodie Sara up in Canada right now. Here is the information on her Cauliflower sauce:
White cauliflower sauce
2 cups cauliflower florets
¾ cup 2% milk
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, lightly smashed
1/2 cups grated Parmesan
Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Steam cauliflower until tender. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Serve over your favorite shape pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese, parsley and extra black pepper.
- Sauce can also be combined with a tomato sauce to make a delicious creamy tomato sauce, top with fresh mozzarella
- For a delicious fettuccini with smoked salmon, slice smoked salmon into ½ inch ribbons and combine with white sauce in a sauce pan for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with capers
- Add 1 cup of shredded mozzarella for a delicious mac n’ cheese
- Use as a sauce for a white pizza and top with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and sautéed mushrooms