CORONAVIRUS

St. Louis Blues broadcaster and former coronavirus patient John Kelly, watches as Collection Specialist Kelli Steward checks the operation of the donation of plasma at the Red Cross donation center in Crestwood, Missouri on Friday, May 1, 2020. Kelly, who suffered with the virus in early April, is participating in a study to figure out if blood plasma helps those still battling COVID-19.Washington University doctors are exploring the idea of transfusion of antibodies from the blood of recovered patients into people who are currently ill. 

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- After recovering from the coronavirus, Blues broadcast John Kelly donated blood plasma in hopes it helps those still battling COVID-19.

Kelly tested positive for the coronavirus in March.

He said a friend at Washington University reached out to him about participating in their study as they work to determine if plasma from recovered patients can help those actively fighting the disease.

“If I can make one person better, that’s fantastic,” Kelly told stlouisblues.com.

[RELATED: Wash U doctors exploring possible COVID-19 treatment using blood of recovered patients]

Modeling their work off of a treatment for the Spanish Flu in 1918, Wash U doctors are exploring the idea of transfusion of antibodies from the blood of recovered patients into people who are currently ill.

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