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Swedish advances plasma collection and treatment for COVID-19 patients

Series: Coronavirus | Story 63

Last updated 4/23/2020 at 2:03pm

Swedish Health Services, the largest non-profit health care system in the Puget Sound region, is partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to expand the collection of plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients for use as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

Swedish is informing recovered COVID-19 patients about the opportunity to participate in plasma donation and has begun enrolling patients currently sick with COVID-19 in a clinical trial through the national Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program.

The program, led by The Mayo Clinic, was authorized by the Food & Drug Administration...

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