Florida Sun-Sentinel: At least two Miami Dolphins players donate plasma after recovering from COVID-19

Florida Sun-Sentinel: At least two Miami Dolphins players donate plasma after recovering from COVID-19. “At least two Miami Dolphins players have recovered bouts of coronavirus and want to help others recover from the pandemic disease. Dolphins rookie running back Malcolm Perry and outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel have donated convalescent plasma to help patients still fighting the virus, the team and the health company OneBlood announced in a joint press release Thursday.”

Phys .org: Benefits of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 are still unclear

Phys .org: Benefits of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 are still unclear. “With vaccines and therapeutic drugs for COVID-19 still under development, doctors are wondering whether antibody-rich plasma infusions from the blood of recovered patients could be a more immediate way to keep hospitalized patients alive and off ventilators. However, an article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, indicates that, despite some anecdotal evidence, scientists still don’t have high-quality data showing that the treatment actually works.”

TechCrunch: FDA debuts new online portal to encourage donation of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients

TechCrunch: FDA debuts new online portal to encourage donation of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients. “One of the avenues currently being pursued in terms of developing an effective treatment for COVID-19 is through the use of convalescent plasma. Basically, that means using the liquid component of blood from people who have had, and already recovered fully from, COVID-19 to produce treatments that hopefully translate to others the antibodies they developed over the course of fighting off the virus. The FDA has created a dedicated new website seeking recovered COVID-19 donations, and explaining its potential uses.”