Recovered from COVID-19? Your plasma might help others.

KMBZ News Staff
May 01, 2020 - 9:53 am
Plasma bag with antibodies from people cured of SARS-COV-2 Covid-19 prepared in a hospital

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Kansas City, MO - If you've had COVID-19, and are fully recovered, you may be able to help others.

A national study is underway to determine if plasma from a recovered person can be put to use as a treatment for the novel coronavirus. 

A study phone line has been set up for those who'd like to participate and to confirm your eligibility for plasma donation - 833-582-1971.
 


 

Dr. Marjie Wong, an infectious disease physician with the HCA Midwest Health system, says when someone recovers from a viral infection, antibodies can be found in their blood, specifically in the plasma. 

Wong says positive results are being seen from using plasma, though they are still in the early stages of the study.

 

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