Blood centers need convalescent plasma to battle COVID-19

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A doctor holds a donation of convalescent plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient at the Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital, in Panama City, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The blood product donated from recovered COVID-19 patients, known as convalescent plasma, may have antibodies that can help those critically ill from the virus. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Dr. Dan Waxman, Medical Director & VP of Transfusion Medicine, a Versiti Blood Center, joins Erik Runge (filling-in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why convalescent plasma is needed now more than ever to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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