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Although there is not much evidence that this is an effective treatment, the FDA believe that because this plasma contains antibodies against the virus it could help patients suffering from the disease. The use of convalescent plasma has been studied and utilized in other pandemics like the H1N1 flu pandemic, and also to treat other coronavirus epidemics like SARS and MERS.NEXT ARTICLE
In order to become availible to pateints, drugs need to undergo a number of phases of clinical trials to test their efficacy and safty and to then be authorised by the drug approval organistion in each respective country. This is the FDA in the USA and N...
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...