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Several hundred donors and 120 recipients will participate.

A study has begun in Moscow, within the framework of which the treatment of patients with coronavirus infection will be carried out using the plasma of citizens who have been vaccinated against the disease. The first donors donated plasma at City Clinical Hospital No. 52. Several hundred donors and 120 recipients will take part in the study. This was reported by Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development.

“By the decision of the clinical committee in Moscow, a study has begun on the use of immune plasma from donors who did not have had coronavirus, but were vaccinated against this infection. Procurement of such plasma is carried out at the City Clinical Hospital No. 52, and today the hospital accepts donors. Then the plasma is transferred to the capital’s hospitals for transfusion to volunteers who are being treated for coronavirus infection, which will make it possible to assess the effectiveness and safety of the method. Several hundred potential donors vaccinated against COVID-19 will participate in the study, and 120 recipients have been announced who will receive plasma, ”the vice mayor said.

The vaccinated donors underwent a medical examination, a consultation with a transfusion doctor and passed the tests necessary for admission to plasma donation.

“As part of the current study, potential donors, in addition to ELISA testing, underwent a preliminary test for the presence of virus-neutralizing antibodies. And after all the standard procedures required for admission to donation, we perform plasmapheresis, ”said Oksana Karpova, head of the blood transfusion department at City Clinical Hospital No. 52.

Now the hospital independently invites donors. Muscovites who have received two Sputnik V components (Gam-COVID-Vak) receive an offer to participate in the study – at least 30 days after the introduction of the second component.

Donors are entitled to a stimulating payment in the amount of five thousand rubles, as well as compensation for food – 1212 rubles.

After the completion of the study, Moscow clinics will finally decide whether to invite vaccinated people to become plasma donors, as well as formulate selection criteria.

Plasma transfusion taken from people who recovered from coronavirus infection began to be used in metropolitan hospitals in April 2020. And in the fall, the COVID-19 Clinical Committee approved a single standard in the approach to inpatient treatment of patients. Plasma is used in the treatment of patients with moderate and severe coronavirus infection who are in hospitals.

Plasma transfusion as one of the potentially effective methods of treatment is a component of complex therapy. The effect of the procedure is achieved due to the content of specific antibodies in the plasma, which help to neutralize the virus. The decision on transfusion is made by the council, based on the clinical picture.

Donors have already donated 10 tons of plasma with antibodies to COVID-19 More than 10 thousand cases of COVID-19 received blood plasma with antibodies

For more information, plasma donors after suffering a coronavirus infection can get on the site.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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