Convalescent Plasma

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Study Reveals Convalescent Plasma Appears Safe for Children with Severe COVID-19 & Possibly Effective

Although to date no therapies have been proven effective for treating children with life-threatening complications from COVID-19 cases that possibly may change thanks to recent findings from a small study at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The study team’s...

The AstraZeneca Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Study: Unprecedented Compression of Timeline of Est. Start Date to Est. Primary Completion Date

Is President Trump preparing to fast track the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine known as AZD1222? According to a report in the Financial Times, this is exactly what is being contemplated as the administration would “bypass normal regulatory standards to fast-track”...

Why Didn’t the HHS Consult with Mayo Clinic National Convalescent Plasma Officials in Moving to Halt the EUA?

Mayo Clinic investigators and supporting team members were “puzzled” by federal actions this week involved with at least the temporary halting of the convalescent plasma program. TrialSite summarized a New York Times article announcing that key federal research...

National Convalescent Plasma EUA Results: Not Sufficient Evidence for Claim that Convalescent Plasma Reduces COVID-19 Death Rate

National Convalescent Plasma EUA Results: Not Sufficient Evidence for Claim that Convalescent Plasma Reduces COVID-19 Death Rate TrialSite initially covered the National Convalescent Plasma Study, led by Mayo Clinic, with great enthusiasm. In fact, many...

The Need for Convalescent Plasma in TN

Research is proving convalescent plasma can help those that have COVID-19 recover faster. However, Ballad Health is having to outsource plasma from other regions due to a lack in local donations, but one Northeast Tennessee native is making the most of an unfortunate...

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