Duke Health, WakeMed and UNC Health are among hospital systems nationwide that are using plasma from survivors of COVID-19 to treat people who are still struggling with the illness.
And as demand for the so-called convalescent plasma grows, UNC Health has begun collecting donations from survivors, and WakeMed may soon do the same. READ MORE
CHERAW, South Carolina) — McLeod Health physicians and clinical staff are testing the effectiveness and outcomes of convalescent blood plasma to treat critically ill Covid-19 patients.
The Infectious Diseases and Critical Care teams at McLeod Health are participating in this trial led and developed by the United States government and Mayo Clinic. This treatment, developed from the blood plasma of fully recovered COVID-19 patients, is given to hospitalized patients with severe cases of COVID-19. READ MORE
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) The Blood Connection has been working with patients who have recovered from the coronavirus, participating in a new program that focuses on using convalescent plasma to help treat those still fighting. READ MORE
WATERLOO — As the two major hospital systems in Black Hawk County find themselves on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, they’re at the forefront of finding a possible treatment for the deadly respiratory illness. READ MORE
DES MOINES, Iowa — The first patient in Iowa to receive a convalescent plasma donation to treat COVID-19 was released from the hospital last week.
According to a Facebook post from UnityPoint Health, Lance was released from Iowa Methodist Medical Center last week. He was able to spend the weekend with his family and is doing well. READ MORE
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Blood Institute has collected over 210 units of COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) for innovative treatment of coronavirus patients.
The plasma was collected from 76 donors, according to an Oklahoma Blood Institute news release. READ MORE
SAN ANTONIO – A local OB/GYN who recovered from COVID-19 has donated her plasma in the hopes that it will help others recover from the virus.
After returning from a trip to Colorado, Doctor Elizabeth King began to feel tired. When she realized she was running a fever, she went to get tested for the coronavirus, which later turned out to be positive.
Dr. King has now fully recovered and has donated convalescent plasma to the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. READ MORE
CINCINNATI (FOX19) – Hoxworth Blood Center announced Friday that it is looking for blood and convalescent plasma donations.
Director of Public Relations at the Hoxworth Blood Center, Alecia Lipton, says as hospitals are starting to increase the number of surgeries, they are going to need blood donations. READ MORE
Two patients at Genesis Health System are undergoing convalescent plasma therapy, as part of a Mayo Clinic clinical trial. READ MORE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Research to help patients recover from COVID-19 heads into its second phase tomorrow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The study is called “Pass It On” which stands for, PASSive Immunity Trial Of Nashville. READ MORE