Mayo Clinic to lead national COVID-19 plasma trial

Mayo Clinic to lead national COVID-19 plasma trial

MINNEAPOLIS — The Mayo Clinic announced Friday it is leading a national trial to use donated plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 as a treatment therapy for others infected by the novel coronavirus that causes the illness.The cooperative effort with 40 institutions in 20 states could verify a vital treatment, given that nobody has immunity against the coronavirus that has quickly spread across the globe. Administered in a handful of U.S. cases already, plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients would provide immune system boosts to others with the illness.“Theoretically, it gives...

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