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Convalescent plasma therapy for Covid 19 - A perspective


Hematology & Transfusion International Journal
Asad Mahmood, Rafia Mahmood, Maria Khan, Sadia Ali, Nabeela Khan, Syed Raza Jaffar

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Abstract

Convalescent plasma therapy has been used for years. However, its use in Covid-19 is still experimental. While it can be life-saving, its efficacy as well as risks need to be evaluated to establish this as a therapeutic option. Also, for this proper infrastructure and adequate facilities need to be in place before embarking on this journey. However, under current circumstances, convalescent plasma should be strictly only given in the setting of clinical trials

Keywords

plasma therapy, Covid-19, ebola virus, chikungunya virus, coronaviruses, ABO RhD testing

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