This action is being taken after six recipients develop serious blood clots.
Convalescent plasma treatment involves using plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 and infusing it into patients who currently have the disease.
Antibody-rich plasma from patients who have recovered from the infection may be effective treatment for those infected with the virus that causes COVID-19
UW Medicine and Bloodworks Northwest are seeking volunteers who have recovered from confirmed COVID-19 infection to be considered for donation of plasma.
While inventories are now holding steady, donations are dropping due to the coronavirus outbreak.. New donors are needed to step up.
At Bloodworks Northwest, which collects blood for nearly 100 local hospitals, more than 200 donations were lost when blood drives, appointments were cancelled.