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Convalescent Plasma Therapy: Is it a promising treatment for COVID-19 ?

The Bleeding Ink

Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, that originated in the city of Wuhan, more than a million have contracted Corona virus disease and more than 59000 people have lost their lives.
No specific treatment or vaccine has yet been effective against SARS-CoV-2.
However, several supportive treatments like medication to reduce fever and supplemental oxygen apart from drugs such as Remdesivir and Chloroquine may be administered by the doctors.
For those patients with SARS whose condition deteriorated even after the treatment, convalescent plasma has been used as a last resort. A shorter hospital stay and lower mortality has been observed for the patients treated with convalescent plasma.
In 2014, the WHO recommended the use of Convalescent Plasma collected from the patients who have recovered from the Ebola disease. The Convalescent Plasma therapy involves collection of plasma from recovered patients and using it for clinical treatment of the patients.

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