Wright-Patterson and Dayton Doctors Partnering on Plasma Treatment
Posted on Apr 14, 2020 06:25 pm
Doctors at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are working with the Dayton medical community on a COVID-19 treatment protocol, according to a DOD news story.
Researchers with the 88th Medical Group developed a protocol based on independent research on plasma used in prior viral infections. They shared their work with doctors and researchers throughout the region and looked for a donor who had recovered from COVID-19.
“We were able to rapidly gather a team with additional resources to further support and move forward this initiative,” said Dr. Roberto Colón, system vice president of quality and safety at Premier Health. “In just under two weeks, this therapy went from a concept at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center to operational across the city of Dayton.”
Within days, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious diseases expert on the President’s Coronavirus Task Force, and others began touting the CCP.
The initial donor’s plasma has already been used to treat COVID-19 patients, according to the article.
“Wright-Patterson Air Force Base prides itself on our interaction and coordination in our local community,” said Air Force Col. Michael Foutch, 88th Medical Group commander. “We could not be [prouder] of these dedicated physicians and our ever-expanding partnerships with the greater Dayton area medical community.”
Air Force photo by Matthew Clouse
Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities