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New study shows promise for treating COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma

Johns Hopkins campus
Patrick Semansky
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AP
Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore. Researchers there have released the results of a nationwide study on convalescent plasma use on COVID-19 patients.

A new study may provide renewed hope for the treatment of COVID-19. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have released the results of a 16-month nationwide study on convalescent plasma use on COVID-19 patients. The study found convalescent plasma reduced hospitalizations by 54%.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the results and talk about convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 patients here locally are Johns Hopkins University Associate Professor of Medicine Shmuel Shoham, M.D.; and Hoxworth Blood Center Chief Medical Officer David Oh, M.D.

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