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  1. Convalescent plasma

    Convalescent plasma is the blood plasma collected from a survivor of an infectious disease. This plasma contains antibodies specific to a pathogen and can be used therapeutically by providing passive immunity when transfusing it to a newly infected patient with the same condition. Convalescent plasma can be transfused as it has been collected or become the source material for hyperimmune serum which consists largely of IgG, but also includes IgA and IgM. or as source material for anti-pathogen monoclonal antibodies, Collection is typically achieved by apheresis, but in low-to-middle income countries, the treatment can be administered as convalescent whole blood.

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  1. convalescent plasma

    liquid part of the blood of a person that recovered from a disease, which contains antibodies for that disease

    Submitted by ryan_1 on August 24, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convalescent plasma in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convalescent plasma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Manu Shankar-Hari:

    Convalescent plasma is a promising treatment that could help patients whose bodies aren't producing enough antibodies to curb the disease, this trial will help us understand whether the treatment should be used more widely to treat COVID-19.

  2. Manu Shankar-Hari:

    It is biologically plausible that patients who are not producing antibodies at the time of convalescent plasma therapy and those patients with excess virus may benefit more than others. Our additional analyses will explore this.

  3. Janet Woodcock:

    The problem with convalescent plasma is the great enthusiasm about it, it exceeded anyone's expectation as far as the demand.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    One of the things you do is you get the virus and you grow it or you put it into a modified form called a pseudovirus. And when you do that, you can then get convalescent plasma, monoclonal antibodies, as well as sera and antibodies that are induced by the vaccine to see if they neutralize the virus.

  5. American Red Cross:

    This initiative is still new and the Red Cross along with our industry partners are working around-the-clock to identify, qualify and collect more convalescent plasma donations to meet urgent patient needs in this rapidly changing environment, we expect to significantly increase collections in the coming days and weeks.


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