Convalescent Plasma

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

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 […]

You Survived COVID-19, You Could Help Others Do the Same

Via Takeda “Experts from the world’s leading plasma companies have come together to create a new alliance aimed at treating the new coronavirus. The CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance is an initiative to accelerate the development of a potential treatment for COVID-19. The first phase of the Alliance is collecting plasma at licensed plasma collection centers across […]

UnitedHealth Group Donates $5 Million to Support a Federal Program Developing Treatments for COVID-19

UnitedHealth Group is donating $5 million to support a federally sponsored program seeking to accelerate and expand the availability of investigational convalescent plasma treatments for COVID-19 patients nationwide. The initiative, led by Mayo Clinic, coordinates efforts to collect blood plasma from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 and distribute the plasma to hospitalized patients with […]

Mayo looks for plasma donors for a ‘hopeful’ strategy

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 […]

Mayo Clinic named national site for Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program

via Mayo Clinic “The convalescent plasma program at Mayo Clinic, which is led by researcher Michael Joyner, M.D., grew from a national initiative of physicians and investigators from 40 institutions who self-organized to investigate the use of convalescent plasma during the COVID-19 pandemic. These institutions include Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, Washington University, Einstein Medical Center, Icahn School […]

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