Desperate families turn to social media in search of convalescent plasma

With a limited number of donors in the face of growing demand, some families are taking matters into their own hands and turning to social media to connect with people who might be able to provide blood for the experimental coronavirus treatment. But with a limited number of donors in the face of growing demand, some families are taking matters into their own hands and turning to social media to connect with people who might be able to provide blood for the experimental coronavirus treatment. According to the Covid Tracking Project, which collects and publishes testing data available for U.S. states, the U.S. has tested roughly 3.5 million people, just one percent of its population.
“There are a lot of people out there that probably do have good antibody responses that really did have the disease, but we can’t collect them right now because we don’t have any documentation that they really had the disease,” said Sachais.

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