Now doctors in the USA can treat the most severe coronavirus patients with plasma. It should be taken from those who have already recovered from Covid-2019.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of plasma from patients who have recovered from coronavirus to treat the most severe patients.
These are only those who are in critical condition and require artificial ventilation. Blood plasma contains antibodies that are produced in the human body to fight the disease.
An active plasma transfusion helps patients strengthen the immune response to the infection and overcome the pathogen.
Application of plasma for coronavirus treatment
Plasma transfusion has been used by medicine for centuries, and Chinese physicians have actively used this technique to combat coronavirus.
Large-scale application of this method is constrained for one reason – there are not so many donors. That’s why plasma will only be used to treat heavy patients.