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“Show Me the Science” Podcast: Can plasma from COVID-19 survivors help others battle the disease?

With the number of COVID-19 cases climbing daily, some doctors and researchers are looking to bring back a very old therapy: the transfusion of antibodies from the plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients into patients battling COVID-19 infection.

In this episode, Jeffrey P. Henderson, MD, PhD, an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses the effort to test plasma as a way to treat very ill patients.