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AdventHealth Seeking Plasma Donations from Those Who Recovered from COVID-19

Working with One Blood on Potentially Life-Saving Treatment

 

Last updated 4/15/2020 at 12:19pm

One Blood taking plasma donations

Patients with severe cases of COVID-19 may find help in an unlikely source – the blood plasma of patients who've recovered from the disease.

It's called convalescent plasma, and the idea is that antibodies in the donated plasma will help fight the disease in patients who are suffering through it.

"This is an extremely exciting development that shows promise in helping our sickest patients," said Dr. Juliana Gaitan, who is leading the project. "We're among the first hospitals in the country to begin offering this therapy."

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is facilitating access to t...



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