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Intercross the Podcast-Convalescent Plasma and COVID-19

05/11/2020 2:59 PM | Anonymous

This Intercross Podcast for May 8 talks about the Convalescent Plasma and COVID-19 and the work of the American Red Cross in this effort.

More than 175,000 people in the U.S. have recovered from COVID-19.  Once a person recovers, his or her blood contains antibodies in its plasma that can possibly fight the virus.  Those antibodies can be obtained from a donor’s blood and given to a severely ill patient via transfusion.  The hope is that these antibodies can help patients recover.  The use of convalescent plasma or plasma extracted from those recovering from a certain illness has a long history, dating back even to the Spanish Flu of 1918 and used more recently in patients with polio, measles, and SARS. 

You can sign in and listen to the Podcast from Intercross at:

https://soundcloud.com/user-940374434/arc-convalescent-plasma-covid19


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