MayoClinic Q&A podcast: Convalescent plasma program for COVID-19

MayoClinic Q&A podcast: Convalescent plasma program for COVID-19

MayoClinic Q&A podcast: Convalescent plasma program for COVID-19

It is for people who are potential convalescent plasma donors for COVID-19 patients.

Ina primer published on social media the health authorities explained what the therapy is and how it works.

Convalescent plasma comes from a person who has had COVID-19. He says researchers are looking to expand the study because early results have shown plasma could help COVID-19 patients recover sooner. "These antibodies are secreted by immune cells known as B lymphocytes". Plasma is the liquid component of blood that contains many useful proteins and antibodies.

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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. The plasma is being used for coronavirus patients who are very sick and in an intensive care unit.

"The treatment is being used on Covid-19 patients in Qatar". Any patient who is determined eligible will be given the opportunity to participate in the clinical trial and receive the treatment if available. Convalescent plasma, the fluid in blood rich with antibodies post-illness, has proven effective in small studies to treat infectious diseases including Ebola and SARS.

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