Doctors at Texas Health Dallas relied on their experience with Ebola — and a treatment from the history books — to help a Dallas man recover from 30 Days on Life Support
From The Dallas Morning News:
Then they turned to a treatment from the history books. Convalescent plasma, antibody-rich blood donated by survivors of infectious disease, was developed in the late 1800s to fight diphtheria. It was the subject of the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and has been deployed against measles, mumps and the 1918 Spanish flu.
“You learn about these things in medical school, and you say, ‘I’m never gonna use this. This is, like, the archaic practice of medicine,’ ” said Donna Casey, a primary care physician at Texas Health Dallas who is married to Weinstein. “But when you see a young healthy person in their fifties on life support, you start thinking about really creative things you can do to save them.”