Bronson seeking COVID-19 blood for possible treatment

The hospital system is one of 2,100 sites attempting to treat COVID-19 patients with blood plasma from people who have beat the disease.

Bronson Healthcare is looking for a unique group of volunteers: People who have already contracted COVID-19, and recovered.

The hospital group is one of 2,100 around the country taking part in a study to treat people with new infections by giving them transfusions of blood plasma from people who have already recovered from the coronavirus.

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But first the hospital needs volunteers to donate that blood plasma.

People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 can contact Bronson Healthcare by emailing [email protected]. From there, volunteers will be screened and potentially donate their plasma for use in the study.

The theory is that antibodies in the blood of survivors can be used to combat the virus in new patients. However, it’s still unknown if that is an effective treatment.

You can read more at Bronson’s website.

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