Doctors are now able to treat critically ill coronavirus patients with blood donated by people who have survived the virus. The Food and Drug Administration approved the treatment method on Tuesday. This method is known as “Convalescent Plasma Treatment”… what happens is the antibodies in a survivors blood may also kill off the virus in another victim who’s being treated. Dr. Jeffrey Henderson says, “The approach definitely has merit” … “what’s remarkable about it is it’s not a new idea; it’s been with us for a good hundred years or longer.”
FDA officials however are not viewing the procedure as a permanent solution, they hope while we have this as a back up plan, we can continue to save lives while other more sophisticated treatments are developed.