Doctor Who Donated Plasma After Beating COVID Shares Insights on Treatment Studies

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Currents News Staff

As researchers try to develop a coronavirus vaccine studies are being conducted on treatments.

At Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, they’re looking at a possible treatment manufactured by patients who have recovered from the disease: plasma.

Dr. Benjamin Planer is a neonatologist at the hospital, but he’s also one of those recovered patients. He tested positive for the virus early on, and since has fully recovered.

He was Hackensack University Medical Center’s very first COVID-related plasma donor. He joins Currents News to share his experience as a donor and share his insights on the study of plasma as a potential treatment.