|Graham Elliot believes the antibodies in the plasma may have saved his life|
was hospitalized earlier this year after contracting coronavirus. After
undergoing treatment, 68-year old Graham Elliot from Peterborough recovered
from the virus.
using blood plasma from people recovering from the virus may “save
lives” according to a patient who underwent the treatment.
motion, and I wasn’t breathing very well,” he told Get View Updates.
“I think I wouldn’t be there if I were left another day.”
Elliot agreed to take part in an innovative study using donor plasma and
antimicrobials to improve the immune system of the recipient. The plasma is
administered to the patient, via a cannula, in a process that takes about 20
much better,” Elliot continued. “I think my life was saved (the
anticuerpos) and I hope that they will save the lives of other people.”
the world’s largest plasma test. It depends on donations from people who have
recovered from COVID-19, similar to blood donation. To date 10,000 people have
been donated and about 150 patients have received plasma.
effectiveness, but a leading scientist says it has “exciting potential to
treat COVID.” Get View Updates
haematologist at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “We need to collect
plasma from people who recovered from COVID-19 at least 28 days ago.
from people with high antibodies and from the tests we have found that males
have higher levels of anticodies than females, perhaps because they have more
severe disease symptoms.”
medicine called deexamethasones, receives only one treatment. Professor Murphy
said “there is a pressing need for other effective treatments with the
warnings from a second wave of cases in the UK, especially in wintertime”
convalescent plasma will be one of them by the end of 2020. So what’s your own
opinion? Leave a comment below.