Mayo Clinic continues blood plasma study

Garrett Short
Updated: August 21, 2020 10:58 AM
Created: August 20, 2020 06:20 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Mayo Clinic is continuing their study of blood plasma as a viable treatment of COVID-19.

Hospitals all over the country are researching the use of plasma in COVID-19 patients. Mayo Clinic has been studying these treatments for months, and have seen encouraging results. But the FDA is not giving emergency authorization of the treatment just yet because they want to see more. They are looking for more numbers and more conclusive data that convalescent plasma treatment does improve the condition of those struggling in their fight against the virus.

"Our job in this was to really do this pragmatic study safely for the FDA, for the people of the U.S. It was not to prove plasma works or doesn't work. It was to do it safely and to then test whether plasma was safe and to look for a potential benefit," Mayo Clinic cardiologist and Professor of Medicine Dr. Scott Wright said.

The analysis and studying of the treatment will continue, as healthcare professional look for a viable treatment for COVID-19.

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