New York – Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City says patients recently recovered from COVID-19 have high levels of immunity in the form of antibodies in their blood that can be transfused into very sick COVID-19 patients in its hospitals. Officials at the hospital say this treatment is known as “human convalescent plasma” and has been used in previous pandemics. Hospital officials said, “We are ready to start treating patients later this week, but need your help.”
If you have recently recovered from COVID-19, Mount Sinai is requesting to volunteer to have your blood tested to see if you have high levels of antibodies. A statement released by the hospital says, “If your antibody levels are high, we will work with you to see if you are both willing and qualified to donate plasma at a nearby blood donation center. You could save a life.”
If you can help, please email at COVIDSerumTesting@mountsinai.org.