Kalamazoo plasma center may have spread COVID

The county is warning people who visited Grifols BioMat USA during the past two weeks.

Kalamazoo County officials are warning plasma donors they could have contracted COVID-19.

An employee of Grifols BioMat USA on E. Kalamazoo Ave. in Kalamazoo has tested positive for the virus and anyone who came into contact with that person should also be tested.

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The warning applies to people who visited the plasma center on June 27-29, July 2, July 6, or July 8-9.

A statement from Kalamazoo County said the employee was wearing proper protective equipment, “however, transmission is still possible due to the prolonged close contact that may occur during the process of plasma donation.”

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