ANTALYA, Turkey

A university hospital in southern Turkey is now ready to treat novel coronavirus patients with convalescent plasma therapy, which helps remove the novel coronavirus from the body.

Dr. Alphan Kupesiz at the Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine in Antalya province told Anadolu Agency that blood plasma from a recovered patient could be crucial in strengthening the immune systems of other patients under critical care.

All donors take tests to make sure they do not carry coronavirus, Hepatitis or HIV.

“Antibodies in plasma taken from a recovered patient can enable the body to eradicate viruses more easily. Patients have

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