UCalgary researchers join national effort to use plasma as a treatment for COVID-19

UCalgary researchers join national effort to use plasma as a treatment for COVID-19

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Study to investigate whether plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can help others still battling the virus.

Calgarians being treated for COVID-19 in hospital could soon have the option to participate in a national clinical trial investigating whether a treatment tried a century ago will work to address the coronavirus pandemic.

The treatment involves injecting antibody-rich plasma from patients who have recovered from the coronavirus into people who are currently infected. Similar studies have been tried in small numbers in terms of sites and participants.

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