Convalescent Plasma

If you’re a survivor of COVID-19, your blood might be pretty valuable right now - Nico Lang

Convalescent Plasma
Convalescent Plasma

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Blood Plasma Reduces Risk of Severe Covid-19 if Given Early

A small but rigorous clinical trial in Argentina has found that blood plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients can keep older adults from getting seriously sick with the coronavirus — if they get the therapy within days of the onset of the illness.

The results, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, are some of the first to conclusively point toward the oft-discussed treatment’s beneficial effects. They arrive nearly five months after the Food and Drug Administration, under pressure from President Trump, issued the therapy an emergency green light for use in people hospitalized with Covid-19.

Thousands of patients have received infusions of plasma in the…

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 Blood Plasma Reduces Risk of Severe Covid-19 if Given Early

Thousands of people received convalescent plasma as an experimental treatment for Covid. A new study shows that it works — but only when given within a few days of the onset of illness.

Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association

The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) represents the private sector manufacturers of plasma-derived and recombinant analog therapies, collectively known as plasma protein therapies and the collectors of source plasma used for fractionation. These therapies are used by small patient populations worldwide to treat a variety of rare diseases and serious medical conditions.

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