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Donor delays affect plasma, COVID-19 research in Minnesota


April 21, 2020

Olga Zinovskaya/Dreamstime/TNS

Blood plasma from coronavirus survivors may save severely ill patients.

News of a promising plasma therapy for COVID-19 brought hope to Kimberly Oleson, so she enrolled her parents. They both have COVID-19, and her father was near death on a ventilator.

Then came the wait. Days passed, and no plasma. Oleson's father lingered in intensive care at North Memorial Health Hospital. Her mother's health worsened and required hospitalization last week, too.


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