Convalescent Plasma

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Convalescent Plasma

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What Is Convalescent Blood Plasma, and Why Do We Care About It?

A medical procedure doctors have used to treat novel diseases for a century has emerged as a focal point in the fight against Covid-19: convalescent plasma.


Convalescent plasma is the term used for plasma that is removed from the blood of a person who has recovered from a disease, then transfused into a patient still battling it.

Yes, it sounds a little confusing. So allow us to break down everything you need to know about convalescent plasma — and why it matters right now.

OK, first: What, exactly, is plasma?

Let’s start with a little biology lesson. I promise it’ll be fun.

Plasma is the liquid part of your…

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