Mayo looks for plasma donors for a ‘hopeful’ strategy

April 7  

Via Post Bulletin

“Joyner suggested that the speed involved in putting the trial together was nothing short of remarkable. What usually takes 18 months in terms of setting up the trial has taken 18 days.”

“The task is being tackled with a sense of urgency because of the contagious nature of the virus. Minnesota health officials reported Monday that 51 more people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total just shy of 1,000. Of those who tested positive, 470 no longer need to be isolated.”

“But the effort is also being energized by the ‘promising’ case reports emerging from China, as well as hopeful anecdotal evidence from hospitals in New York and Houston.”

Read more on Mayo Clinic’s search for COVID-19 patients willing to donate plasma


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