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Oklahoma Blood Institute Collects Plasma From Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Posted at 10:46 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 23:46:30-04

The Oklahoma Blood Institute collected its first units of convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients.

The plasma will be used as an experiment to treat seriously ill coronavirus patients, according to a statement released by OBI officials.

After the FDA fast tracked the treatment, OBI created a statewide registry to catalog potential recovered donors.

The plasma will be processed and tested for safety. Once it's cleared, the plasma will be transfused to critically ill patients.

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