Join our fight against the Coronavirus

by Stichting Erasmus MC Foundation
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Summary

Those who are cured of a coronavirus infection usually have protective antibodies in the blood. Researchers at Erasmus MC want to use these antibodies, which can be found in plasma. They may act as a medicine for patients hospitalized with the coronavirus. The antibodies bind the virus and turn it off. It is not yet certain that it can cure people who have corona.This study is of great importance to start healing healing people. The donors have already been found, now we just need funding.

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Challenge

December 2019, the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS2-CoV-2) broke out in China. The virus ca causes the disease COVID-19, which has now become a pandemic and thousands of people get seriously ill and even die. People worldwide are on lockdown to prevent others from getting ill and to prevent preventing an overload of the care system and IC Units departments. Because it is a new virus people don't have antibodies to prevent them from getting ill.

Solution

Plasma can be a cure for Corona: Those who are cured from Corona usually have protective antibodies in the blood. Antibodies bind and eliminate the virus. It is not yet certain that it can cure people who have corona. However, recent research in monkeys show promising results. Plasma research can be set up quickly and, if properly collected and administered, a recognized safe treatment method which is similar to a blood transfusion and which is used as an effective treatment for other diseases.

Long-Term Impact

Stopping the Corona pandemic by providing a cure for the people who get sick by the Corona virus before they have to be admitted to the ICU, get permanent long-term damage or even die. And with this cure make the worldwide lock down obsolete and thereby return the freedom and social live to the people.

Resources

https:/​/​erasmusmcfoundation.nl/​
Campaign website Corona, Erasmus MC Foundation
General website Erasmus MC Foundation
Erasmus MC homepage

Organization Information

Stichting Erasmus MC Foundation

Location: Rotterdam - Netherlands
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @emcfoundation
Project Leader:
Viola van Bohemen Welter
Rotterdam, Netherlands

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