- It was announced that some COVID-19 patients at St. Lukes Hospital are now getting better
- The improvement was seen after they received blood plasma from those who recovered from the disease
- A doctor in the said hospital revealed that the oxygenation requirement of patients has reduced
- The people who survived from the virus are now encouraged to donate blood that contains antibodies
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An improvement was recently seen on patients of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) who received blood plasma from recoveries.
KAMI learned that it was Dr. Francisco Lopez, a hematologist at the St. Luke's Medical Center, who disclosed the good news to the public.
He told Sandra Aguinaldo of GMA News that the oxygenation requirement of some of the patients has reduced already.
There is also an improvement spotted in some important factors like the chest x-ray and the biomarkers of inflammation.
“Slowly, we are seeing improvement in their chest x-ray and also yung mga oxygenation requirement bumababa na rin… Kung nasa ventilator sila, sa machine, dahan-dahan yung requirement ng oxygen na bumababa," the medical frontliner said.
"We don't want to create a hype. We want more evidence," he added.
It can be remembered that the survivors of COVID-19 in the Philippines were encouraged to donate blood that contains antibodies.
The St. Lukes Medical Center and the Philippine General Hospital are accepting survivors who are generous enough to donate blood.
In a previous article by , a COVID-19 vaccine candidate has received approval to enter the second phase of clinical trials.
The Philippines is one of the countries that is greatly affected by the novel coronavirus. For the first time since day 1, the total number of recoveries surpassed the number of fatalities on April 15.
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