By: Ahmad M. Rashid, MD, pulmonary and critical care physician, National Jewish Health
September 1, 2020
Plasma is the pale liquid running through your body in which your blood cells swim.
As early as March 2020, small studies came out of China that showed a “possible benefit” of treating COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma.
Similar small studies in Houston and New York City showed, that some very ill patients could benefit from convalescent plasma therapy.
In the coming weeks and months we will get answers to those questions. One thing is clear from our experience with this disease-there is no single magic bullet.
Convalescent Plasma is another valuable tool for the frontline providers to use for our sickest patients.
If you are fortunate enough to have recovered from COVID-19, please go and donate plasma. People are battling for their lives, and they will be very thankful.
Donate Your Plasma
Colorado COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project Consortium
National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project
Learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects specific health conditions in these printable patient education materials.
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