FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Convalescent Plasma as Potential Promising COVID–19 Treatment, Another Achievement in Administration’s Fight Against Pandemic

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2020 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for investigational convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to fight COVID-19. Based on scientific evidence available, the FDA concluded, as outlined in its decision memorandum, this […]

How plasma transfusions may heal COVID-19 patients

As Lona Towsley lay in the ICU at University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, battling COVID-19, the two-time cancer survivor felt like giving up. “I was trying to fight for my husband and my kids,” she said. “But in my mind, it was getting way too hard.  I didn’t think I’d see my husband again. I was […]

Using Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19

CLEVELAND – There are still many questions about treatments for COVID-19. Some doctors believe the answers may be running through the veins of survivors. Simon Mucha, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, said blood plasma donated from people who have recovered from COVID-19 may help treat those who are severely ill. “We know that patients who recover […]

COVID-19 patient who received convalescent plasma now recovering at home

Author: Anne Marie TiernonPublished: 9:47 PM EDT May 15, 2020 Updated: 12:02 AM EDT May 18, 2020 RENSSELAER, Ind. – Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 are being encouraged to donate their plasma, with the hope it contains antibodies that will help seriously-ill patients recover. Now we’re getting an idea of how that’s playing out.  At IU Health, […]