FDA pushes need for plasma donations, with Mayo Clinic giving registry support

May 27  

Via Healthcare IT News

“The registry also supports collection of antibodies, critical to enabling research into which patients may be most at risk from the disease, he said.”

“To date, Mayo’s Covid program has been live since April and has treated 12,000 patients. An Institutional Review Board registers hospitals, doctors and patients and uses collected data to track outcomes.”

“The goal, according to Joyner, is to constantly be asking, ‘Are we safe?’ So far, safety data is looking good, he said. ‘Now, the question is, has the work we’ve done made a difference? So far, it’s too soon to tell.'”

“Since January of 2020, FDA has been concerned with the medical-product supply chain and the need to avoid disruptions, which compelled the agency to get in touch with more than 180 makers of human drugs and evaluate their entire supply chain, according to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn.”


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