Study: Blood Plasma May Be Effective Treatment for COVID-19 When Used Correctly

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., comments on her study, co-led with Hyunah Yoon, M.D., and collaborators at NYU Langone and other academic medical centers, that suggests convalescent plasma may be a safe and readily available treatment option for certain patients at the beginning of a pandemic wave when other therapies are not yet available. Dr. Pirofski is chief of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore, professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology, and holds the Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research at Einstein. Dr. Yoon is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and an attending physician at Montefiore.