coronavirus update: Various efforts and experiments are being done to prevent the corona crisis worldwide. Blood of a patient who has been cured of Kovid-19 at Houston Methodist Hospital in a new experiment convalescent serum therapy A seriously ill person was offered through. With this, Methodist Hospital has become the first hospital in the country to attempt such experimental medicine. convalescent serum therapy 1918 Came into vogue at the time of the Spanish flu pandemic.
Reportedly, a patient with coronavirus, who was in good health for more than two weeks, donated his blood plasma to Houston Methodist Hospital for convalescent serum therapy.
Physician scientist from the Methodist Research Institute, Dr. Eric Salazar, said that convalescent serum therapy can be a good way to cure patients in this era of coronavirus crisis. Because we do not have many options available and time is very short.
In view of the rapid deaths from the Corona epidemic, Methodists began recruiting blood plasma donors from around 250 infected patients.
Houston Methodist President and CEO Mark Boom said that if convalescent serum can help save the life of a seriously ill patient, it will be of great importance to us.
The plasma of a person cured with Kovid-19 contains antibodies made by the immune system to attack the virus. The hope is that even after transferring such plasma to a patient, the power of antibodies can be transferred to a healing while fighting the virus, which could possibly be life-saving therapy.
Research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association also revealed that five patients in China benefited from such treatment.