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COVID-19 survivors may help save lives by donating blood

Antibody-rich plasma may be effective treatment for those infected with the virus that causes COVID-19

 

April 23, 2020



CAMP MURRAY, WA—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Washington State Department of Health, and Bloodworks Northwest are partnering to make the antibodies of people who have recovered from COVID-19 available to those currently sick with the disease. This is one potentially effective treatment that can be administered and evaluated soon, while vaccines are being developed.

This month, CDC began sending letters to people in the state of Washington who were recently sick with COVID-19 to a...



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