Cured Coronavirus Patients In China Donate Plasma To Save Others: Report

Cured Coronavirus Patients In China Donate Plasma To Save Others: Report

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Twelve patients in severe condition have received the plasma treatment (File)

Twenty recovered coronavirus patients donated their plasma to those in severe condition in Wuhan, capital of the hard-hit province of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), said the province's COVID-19 scientific research team on Sunday.

The donors are doctors and nurses who have recovered from the disease for 10 days at the Jiangxia District's No. 1 people's hospital and traditional Chinese medicine hospital, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Twelve patients in severe condition have received the plasma treatment. An expert with Jiangxia District's No. 1 people's hospital said that the patients have shown improved clinical symptoms about 12 to 24 hours after they received the treatment.

"We are observing the therapeutic results and improving our treatment plans," the expert said, adding that plasma donation won't hurt the donor once he or she has been cured for 10 days.

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