HealthDay Reports: He Recovered From COVID-19. Can His Blood Help Others?
Donated plasma from people recovered from COVID-19 is one treatment that's being tested to see if their plasma can kick-start the fight against the virus for people who are currently very sick with COVID-19 infections.
Read one man's story from recovery to plasma donation and what the process is like.
MONDAY, April 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Domenico Piccininni is one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have had a COVID-19 infection and recovered after a bit of misery, but with no lasting complications.
What sets him apart from many other survivors is that Piccininni is trying to help people who now have more severe COVID-19 infections.
On Thursday, the Atlanta-area resident donated his plasma. Plasma is a component of blood that contains antibodies, which are made by the immune system in response to a specific infection. Because the 50-year-old Piccininni recovered from a COVID-19 infection, his body now produces antibodies that are primed to fight the new coronavirus.