Doctors optimistic in coronavirus plasma transfusion therapy
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Physicians seeking relief for their COVID-19 patients are turning to convalescent plasma transfusions using antibodies from recovered coronavirus cases.
AdventHealth in Orlando, Fla., has partnered with OneBlood for a plasma donation program spearheaded by Dr. Juliana Gaitan. Plasma from recovered COVID-19 cases is transfused to critically ill COVID-19 patients, with the hope that the antibodies will help the patient fight or neutralize the disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is facilitating access to the COVID-19 convalescent plasma for use in patients with serious or immediately life-threatening infections, according to an AdventHealth press release.
Gaitan said the hospital is among the first in the nation to begin offering this therapy.
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[Source: Fox News]