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Plasma Process Shows Promise

Thanks to a centuries-old technique, recovered COVID-19 patients may be in a position to help the rest of us with their blood plasma. We successfully used transfusions of blood serum containing antibodies to a given disease as a treatment since the late 19th century. And the same process should be a viable option today, because the plasma of patients who have recovered from COVID-19, or any viral illness, is chock-full of antibodies that recognize that virus. SciShow host Hank Green brings us more details on this promising option.

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