The Demand For Convalescent Plasma Triples As COVID-19 Cases Rise


The Red Cross says hospital distributions of convalescent plasma have increased by 250% since October, and there’s now a national shortage.


Recent studies show convalescent plasma if given early, can help keep older adults from getting seriously sick. The Blood Connection, which provides blood products to more than 70 hospitals in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia says it’s one of the most used COVID-19 treatments in hospitals.


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