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Saturday, April 04, 2020

A San Diego aerospace engineer who made a full recovery from COVID-19 donated his plasma to help a patient in Orange County Thursday. Jason Garcia, 36, heard through a friend about researchers calling for survivors of coronavirus to donate blood plasma in the urgent effort to treat the disease. Garcia had to travel to St. Joseph Hospital in Orange to make the donation because it is one of the first in the country to begin treating patients with recovered patients' plasma.

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The turtle-y slowness of the American medical system is torpid. We heard about this being done in freaking Pakistan six weeks ago.

#1 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-04-04 07:41 PM | Reply

They have to verify your billing address first. You understand, don't you?

#2 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-04-04 07:58 PM | Reply

Yes and review the literature and then have lots of meetings and then run it by the lawyers.

#3 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-04-04 08:55 PM | Reply

From a Reuters article also about convalescent plasma, the kind of news I've been hoping for:

Centers including Houston Methodist Hospital and several hospitals in hard-hit New York City have used the experimental treatment on an emergency basis for patients who are seriously ill with COVID-19.

#4 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-04-05 12:05 AM | Reply

I'm hoping they will establish makeshift plasmapheresis tents out where we work so people can perform 3/4 of a shift then donate prior to heading home. They should also offer a meal and waiting period prior to driving. Perhaps it's not the most ideal situation but it is a beginning two harvesting needed antibodies.

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-04-05 01:56 AM | Reply

How does this dictation software determine that the numeric two is grammatically more correct then any other spelling? Are the programmers "on the wrong pills? Perhaps we should execute their trainers";]

#6 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-04-05 01:57 AM | Reply

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