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Email from Blood donor service re: Corona virus

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ktjerl Fri 17-Apr-20 15:37:35

Has anyone else had this email? Can anyone scientifically minded shed light on what they are doing please?
Could this be a route towards a vaccine?

[Message from MNHQ: We've edited this post to remove the screenshot - OP had posted the wrong one in error and has posted the correct one further down the thread]

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Tonemeth Fri 17-Apr-20 15:39:12


ktjerl Fri 17-Apr-20 15:39:22

Wrong screen shot. Sorry

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QuixoticQuokka Fri 17-Apr-20 15:39:37

Wrong email?

BlingLoving Fri 17-Apr-20 15:39:45

I think you've uploaded the wrong pic? This is from Lloyds pharmacy?

Tonemeth Fri 17-Apr-20 15:40:45

No, it's not about a vaccine. It's about antibodies and plasma containing them as treatment is it not?

TheGirlWithTheArabStrap Fri 17-Apr-20 15:41:47

It's called Convalescent Plasma Therapy and it will be used to treat people with Covid19 but it's not a vaccination

ChocChip01 Fri 17-Apr-20 16:22:17

I heard a scientist talk about this on the radio this morning. He said they tried this during the Spanish flu outbreak and it had some success and this was before they really understood viruses and antibodies. He said it has potential but they will have to trial it carefully as sometimes In coronavirus the immune system has gone Into overdrive and attacks the lungs so this could make it worse . Fingers crossed that something is found to have a positive effect the world needs some good news!

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