Effect of Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19

By      09-Jul 2020       Reading Time: 4 Mins

Effect of Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19

The pandemic coronavirus continues to counter an upsurge in cases and has completely altered our way of living. As researchers around the world continue to find a proper cure for this virus, here is one treatment which is known as Convalescent plasma therapy has proved beneficial for those suffering from COVID-19.

Plasma is an element of the blood and various researchers said that transfusion with convalescent plasma can help in effectively treating the patients suffering from COVID-19.

Method involved

The method involved in plasma therapy is quite simple. People who have recovered from COVID-19 contain antibodies in their blood. Antibodies are well known for their great quality to fight the viruses in the body. Doctors take the plasma from the people who recuperated from this virus and inject it in the body of the people who are suffering from COVID-19. The process is a great way to help the immune system of people suffering from COVID-19 to discard the viruses in an efficient way.

Effect of this therapy

Convalescent plasma therapy proved beneficial for a lot of people suffering from COVID-19 and for those who don’t respond positively by other medical treatments. The therapy has also proved beneficial for those patients who develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (a severe lung condition) while suffering from the virus. Not only this, but convalescent plasma therapy is also beneficial for people with serious illnesses or chronic medical conditions like heart disease or diabetes or those with a damaged immunity. As per sources, Convalescent plasma is extremely helpful when the disease becomes extremely critical and the medical treatment is failing in providing any positive results.”

Risks involved in this therapy

Blood and plasma have already been used in order to cure various other health ailments and this process is typically safe and sound. As the donor is completely recovered from the virus so, generally there are low or no chances of contracting the infection from the receiver.

Here are some risks that plasma therapy carries:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Lung damage
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • The spread of various infections like HIV and hepatitis 

As per the health experts, “the risk of transmission of such infections is extremely little as the FDA has set some guidelines for the donor and donated blood meet these requirements. The blood donated by the recovered person tested properly before using.

Although a lot of people get recovered and don’t face any major health complications from this therapy, there are patients who suffer from mild to severe medical complications as well.


The plasma therapy is an effective way to get recover from the coronavirus disease. It is one of the viable options in the healthcare sector and can easily be done without any complications and doesn’t deliver any serious side effects. However, prevention is always better than cure. Stay inside to keep yourself safe.

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