A cured COVID-19 patient talks with a medical worker at the “Wuhan Livingroom” makeshift hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province. The first batch of 17 cured COVID-19 patients is discharged from the “Wuhan Livingroom” makeshift hospital.
Twenty cured patient who was infected with novel coronavirus donated their plasma to those in severe condition in Wuhan capital of the hard-hit province of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as an initial result has indicated the effectiveness of the treatment using their plasma.
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.
Twelve patients in severe condition have received 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 result 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.
Zhang Dingyu, head of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, a major designated hospital to admit confirmed cases in Wuhan, called upon a cured patient who was infected with COVID-19 to donate plasma as an initial result had indicated the effectiveness of convalescent plasma-derived therapeutic products in curing infected patient in severe and critical condition.
In Shanghai, official data showed 124 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and discharged from hospitals by Saturday afternoon, of whom 14 have shown willingness to donate their plasma to assist coronavirus research and treatment.
Some recovered patients regard the donation as a way to pay back the society after they received timely and effective treatment.