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Aurora performs its first COVID-19 plasma transfusion

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 12:42:37-04

MILWAUKEE  — Advocate Aurora Health administered its first convalescent plasma transfusion to a COVID-19 patient Friday.

The procedure took place at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

The procedure involved taking the antibodies from the bloodstream of a person who has recovered from the virus and giving them to someone who is trying to fight the infection.

Though the FDA has not approved convalescent plasma as a COVID-19 treatment, they have issued guidance for its use as an Emergency Investigational New Drug.

The experimental treatment is newly available in Wisconsin. To learn more, click here.

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