Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th April 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of plasma transfusions from survivors of COVID-19 to patients in a critical condition.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

There is emerging evidence from China of some effectiveness of using convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19. The Department and NHS Blood and Transplant are aware that research protocols are being developed to assess the possibility of using convalescent plasma from United Kingdom donors to determine its efficacy for treating COVID-19.

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