McLeod Health using blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to save lives

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

Waterloo hospitals try convalescent plasma treatment

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

San Antonio doctor donates plasma to help others recover from COVID-19

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

Hoxworth Blood Center asks for convalescent plasma, blood donations

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