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What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy and how it works

What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy and how it works”

Blood donations are being accepted locally through the American Red Cross from recovered COVID-19 patients cleared from the disease with known antibodies in their plasma.

This has been illustrated through an infographic posted on the social media pages of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), HMC and Primary Health Care Corporation. He says researchers are looking to expand the study because early results have shown plasma could help COVID-19 patients recover sooner. Plasma is the liquid component of blood that contains many useful proteins and antibodies.

"UH now adds convalescent plasma as another experimental trial available to help patients in Northeast Ohio", said Dr. Eiran Gorodeski, an internist and cardiologist at UH Cleveland Medical Center.

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HMC is using state-of-the-art treatment options for patients with COVID-19 who are now under its care and one treatment uses the blood plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients. It is donated by patients who have recovered from the coronavirus and is being given experimentally to current coronavirus patients experiencing severe or life-threatening symptoms.

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The Community Blood Center announced Thursday it will conduct antibody testing for the coronavirus. "Patients suffering from extreme complications of COVID-19 have hope at UH thanks to these options".

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