Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th April 2020.

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Photo of Jane Stevenson Jane Stevenson Conservative, Wolverhampton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using plasma therapy in the treatment of patients with covid-19.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

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

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