As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the state of Oklahoma... the Red Cross saying: hospitals are in dire need of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients... Just one donation can treat up to four patients.

"The cases that are continuing to go up, so is the need for convalescent plasma," Lindsay Hix, executive director of donor recruitment for the Oklahoma Blood Institute, said. "Since it's such a unique product and only so many people are eligible to donate it, we're asking everybody that can to please do it."

The OBI is working with the Choctaw Nation to hold a convalescent plasma drive. Donors must provide documentation of a COVID-19 positive test, and be symptom free for 14 days.

"We just want to do our part. I had COVID-19 as well, my family did, and luckily I was lucky enough to not have to go to the hospital," James Dry, a Choctaw Nation Tribal Council Member for District 9, said. "But we have had a lot of tribal members who have had to go to the hospital."

James will be donating plasma at the drive, as well as Choctaw Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr.

"That's what the Choctaw Nation- that's what we're all about," James said. "Faith, family, culture. Whatever we can do to help support any cause, especially to save lives... That's what we're going to do."

The drive will be Thursday, January 21st, from 10AM to 2PM, at the Choctaw Nation Community Center, 2746 Big Lots Parkway in Durant.

Donors can pre-register at