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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stony Brook Seeks COVID-19 Survivors For Antibodies Trial

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Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, MD, Medical Director, Perioperative Quality and Patient Safety and Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Research and Innovation, Department of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook Medicine.

Stony Brook Medicine researchers are in need of blood donations from COVID-19 survivors. They want to see if their blood plasma contains antibodies that could help fight the disease in other patients. 

A clinical trial is expected to enroll up to 500 patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Stony Brook University is one of a handful of labs with approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test if the blood plasma could be a viable treatment option for the disease.

 

If you have recovered from COVID-19 and want to help others battling the disease by donating your blood plasma, please visit: https://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/COVID_donateplasma.

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