China establishes COVID-19 convalescent-plasma supply network

(Xinhua) 17:38, June 11, 2021

BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) -- China has established a national supply network for COVID-19 convalescent plasma, with a reserve bank in Wuhan, in central Hubei Province, and similar stocks located in provinces across the country, a health official said Thursday.

Guo Yanhong, an official with the National Health Commission, said at a press conference that the plasma, collected from COVID-19 patients who were recovering from the disease, had proven effective in treating severe COVID-19 patients.

So far, the country has collected a total of 1.47 million ml of plasma from more than 4,700 donations, around 60 percent of which were made in Hubei, Guo said.

(Web editor: Guo Wenrui, Hongyu)


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