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Local Hospital Part Of National Study On Possible COVID-19 Treatment

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CoxHealth has joined a national clinical trial to learn how convalescent plasma might help treat patients suffering from COVID-19. And it’s treating its first patient right now.  The trial was initiated by the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Anne Hayes, a pathologist at CoxHealth, said in a news release she hopes that what they learn through the trials will help them “develop treatment protocols to make a big difference in the months ahead.”

Researchers hope the antibodies in the plasma of recovered patients will help those battling severe or life-threatening cases of COVID-19.

People who have had COVID-19 and are now recovered are asked to donate convalescent plasma.  They can contact their healthcare provider to find out how or email coxhealthacountablecare@coxhealth.com.