Convalescent Plasma Reduced Death Rate Among Covid-19 Patients, Study Data Signals – The Wall Street Journal

Hospitalized Covid-19 patients who received transfusions of blood plasma rich with antibodies from recovered patients reduced their death rate by about 50%, according to researchers running a large nationwide research study.

The scientists presented their data analysis Saturday in a webinar for doctors thinking about discovering so-called convalescent plasma, with data slides that were evaluated by The Wall Street Journal. The researchers said they saw indications that the treatment may be operating in patients who got high levels …