OHMCH issues first transfusion of COVID-19 convalescent plasma

OHMCH issues first transfusion of COVID-19 convalescent plasma
Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital says the first unit of COVID-19 convalescent plasma was transfused on Thursday. (Source: Facebook: Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital)

GREENVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - A big step in the fight against COVID-19 was recently made in Muhlenberg County.

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital says the first unit of COVID-19 convalescent plasma was transfused on Thursday.

Officials posted images of the plasma on the hospital’s official Facebook page.

The treatment uses blood from recovered COVID-19 victims.

The hospital says plasma contains antibodies capable of fighting the virus that causes the illness.

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