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Coronavirus Plasma Treatments Begin in Major Texas Hospital System

HOUSTON, Texas — Houston Methodist Hospital received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin utilizing plasma transfusions to treat COVID-19 patients. The FDA approved the major Houston hospital system as the first academic medical center in the nation to transfuse donated plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient into a critically ill one.

TOPSHOT - A person (L), who has recovered from the COVID-19 coronavirus infection, donates plasma in Zouping in China's eastern Shandong province on February 28, 2020, aimed at curing infected patients in severe and critical conditions. - China reported 44 more deaths from the novel coronavirus epidemic on February 28 …