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D.C. Circuit revives challenge to plasma-donation visa ban

The U.S. government must face a lawsuit from a group of plasma companies over a Customs and Border Protection regulatory change that donors not be allowed to enter the country with B‑1 visas if they were planning to sell plasma.... Read more»

Agencies seek plasma donations to treat COVID-19 patients

The FDA has authorized convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 on an emergency basis, with some studies showing that plasma therapy may speed recovery time for COVID patients. Research is ongoing, and clinical trials are continuing to determine whether plasma transfusions have real benefits.... Read more»

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in hopes of treatment

Blood donation centers across the U.S. are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes it could be used to save the lives of others infected with the pandemic disease.... Read more»