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Bond Community Health Center Studying Whether Blood Thinners Will Help People With COVID-19

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The Bond Community Health Center is taking part in a national study to see if blood thinners can help people with COVID-19. The Center's CEO, Temple Robinson, says one of the suspected side effects of COVID-19 is blood clots.

"We found that one of the big causes of death unfortunately with people who are COVID positive are clots—clots the leg that travel[s] to the lungs, stroke, or heart attack," Robinson says.

The center is inviting people to participate in a study to see if blood thinners will prevent these clots. Robinson says it's unclear why so many people sick with COVID-19 are getting clots.

"The volume and the percentage of people that are clotting are COVID positive, and we weren't seeing this percentage of people clotting prior to them being infected with COVID," Robinson says.

People aged 40 - 80 years old are encouraged to take part in the study. They must be within 14 days of testing positive for COVID-19. Those interested in participating can contact Temple Robinson by calling 850-521-5111 or emailing trobinson@bondchc.com.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.