Mayo Clinic Talks COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 31: The Safety of Convalescent Plasma
Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast #166
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Convalescent plasma as a passive immunity strategy is not new. What nuances apply for it’s application to treating COVID-19? Is it safe? Is it efficacious? Dr. Michael Joyner, Principal Investigator for Expanded Access to Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Patients with COVID-19, discusses what’s known about this treatment option, information that’s currently being gathered, and how you can get involved.
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Upon completion of this Mayo Clinic Talks podcast episode, learners should be able to:
- Recall the role of convalescent plasma as a passive immune strategy for COVID-19
- Recall observed signals of safety from the first 5000 patients indicating TACO and TRALI incidence is not higher than expected from transfusion of convalescent plasma to patients with COVID-19
- Recall hopes to develop hyperimmune globulin therapy potentially for treatment and prophylaxis
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