In Moscow, specialists have prepared more than a ton of plasma with antibodies from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 for the treatment of coronavirus patients, RIA News reported. The Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development, Anastasia Rakova, told that over 1.7 thousand people became donors.
It is noted that more than 760 patients have already been prescribed transfusions in Moscow clinics, and about 500 of them have already been cured and discharged from hospitals. It was clarified that, according to preliminary results, after a donor blood transfusion, the likelihood of getting on mechanical ventilation decreases by 63 per cent in patients with moderate severity of the disease, and the chance of recovering in severely ill patients increases by 19 per cent. It is also specified that the dose received from one plasma donor can help two or three patients.