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Coronavirus convalescent plasma trials underway at Mt. Sinai Hospital – The Canadian News

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been looking at convalescent plasma as a way to battle the virus. Clinical plasma trails are now underway through the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI), located at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto. What is convalescent plasma? Blood is essentially made up of three components – red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma. When a person gets infected with a virus, their immune system launches a response and antibodies are created to fight off the virus. Convalescent plasma refers to plasma obtained from the blood of such a person, which contains those antibodies after they’ve recovered. How is the clinical trial conducted? The LTRI clinical trial is called “Conquer” and began just over a month ago – ap...