In Beijing, a recovered Covid-19 patient donates plasma on a blood donation bus in February. A study out of the Mayo Clinic in the US has looked at how a plasma infusion rich in specific antibodies may reduce the mortality rate among the very ill. Photo: XinhuaIn Beijing, a recovered Covid-19 patient donates plasma on a blood donation bus in February. A study out of the Mayo Clinic in the US has looked at how a plasma infusion rich in specific antibodies may reduce the mortality rate among the very ill. Photo: Xinhua
In Beijing, a recovered Covid-19 patient donates plasma on a blood donation bus in February. A study out of the Mayo Clinic in the US has looked at how a plasma infusion rich in specific antibodies may reduce the mortality rate among the very ill. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: blood plasma of recovered Covid-19 patients could save the very ill, finds US study

  • Mayo Clinic research finds that treating patients with blood plasma containing a high level of antibodies could reduce mortality rate
  • Plasma infusion has a long history and was used to treat patients during the 1918 influenza pandemic

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
In Beijing, a recovered Covid-19 patient donates plasma on a blood donation bus in February. A study out of the Mayo Clinic in the US has looked at how a plasma infusion rich in specific antibodies may reduce the mortality rate among the very ill. Photo: XinhuaIn Beijing, a recovered Covid-19 patient donates plasma on a blood donation bus in February. A study out of the Mayo Clinic in the US has looked at how a plasma infusion rich in specific antibodies may reduce the mortality rate among the very ill. Photo: Xinhua
In Beijing, a recovered Covid-19 patient donates plasma on a blood donation bus in February. A study out of the Mayo Clinic in the US has looked at how a plasma infusion rich in specific antibodies may reduce the mortality rate among the very ill. Photo: Xinhua
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