Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 RNAemia infrequent in blood donors

Nucleic acid testing of donor plasma minipools (MPs) indicates that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNAemia is infrequent, according to a study published online May 27 in Transfusion.

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Researchers find very high rates of COVID-19 in the Brazilian Amazon

By testing approximately 1,000 blood donation samples each month in in the Brazilian cities of São Paulo and Manaus, an international team of researchers have shown that, while both cities have experienced large epidemics ...

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Polish miners' blood boosts search for new COVID-19 drug

Blood donations from Polish coal miners who recovered from coronavirus have helped research into a new plasma-derived drug, researchers said on Tuesday, as they announced the start of production and testing in Poland.

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Q&A: Donating blood to get back to work during COVID-19

Dear Mayo Clinic: I saw an article recently about how donating blood could help treat people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and maybe let people go back to work. My neighbor said she was going to have a test and then ...

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