Blood From Recovered Patients Being Tested As COVID-19 Treatment

There is likelihood that Doctors in Lagos State have commenced experimental therapy for COVID-19 that uses blood from people who earlier recovered from the disease, the Italian index case was a perfect example to valid this theory.

Informaton gathered by VERACITY DESK have it that the therapy, known as convalescent plasma, takes advantage of the virus-fighting antibodies that are present in people’s blood after they recover from the illness.

For the trial, researchers would collect plasma — the liquid portion of blood that does not include blood cells or platelets — from recovered COVID-19 patients.

Researchers would then harvest antibodies against the new coronavirus from the plasma, and these antibodies would then be injected into people sick with COVID-19. The study researchers will then evaluate whether convalescent plasma improves disease outcomes.

As at today, (Thurday, March 26, 2020) six of the patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba, Lagos have recovered from the virus and tested negative.

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