April 16, 2020

FDA encourages recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma for development of therapies

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on April 16 provided an update on a potential treatment for COVID-19, called convalescent plasma, and encouraged those who have recovered from the coronavirus to donate this antibody-rich plasma to help others fight this disease.

Patients who have fully recovered for at least 2 weeks can schedule an appointment with their local blood or plasma collection center to schedule an appointment to donate.

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