More than one thousand patients with coronavirus infection in Moscow have become recipients of plasma for the treatment of the disease. Anastasia Rakova, the deputy mayor of the capital for social development, said this on Thursday, August 13.
“In April, on the recommendation of the clinical committee, we began using an experimental method of treating a new coronavirus infection – plasma transfusion with antibodies to COVID-19. To date, 1,047 patients have already received immune plasma in the city’s hospitals, 686 of them have already recovered and were discharged from hospitals, ”she said.
The Deputy Mayor of Moscow stressed that after transfusion of donor plasma in moderately severe patients, the chance of being in intensive care on a ventilator is reduced by 63%.
“And the probability of recovery of critically ill patients who receive plasma increases by 19%. Moreover, such a method of treatment can only be prescribed by a doctor, ”Rakova added.
She also recalled that any person aged 18 to 55 who has had COVID-19 and does not have chronic diseases can become a donor.
In mid-July, it was reported that more than a ton of plasma with antibodies had been prepared in the capital since the beginning of April for the treatment of coronavirus infection. Its donors were 1788 ill citizens.
Information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access to all.rf. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112. Also, information is available by the hashtag #WeVotte.