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.
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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.