1st post-plasma treatment COVID-19 recovery recorded in Turkey
MALATYA- Anadolu Agency
For the first time in Turkey, a novel coronavirus patient, who received immune plasma treatment, recovered from
Treated at a hospital in eastern Turkey, Abidin Aybar urged the public to stay home, "so that they can stay alive. Keep your social distance. Life is more important than anything."
Aybar thanked the staff at the Inönü University Turgut Özal Medical Center in the province of Malatya after being taken out of intensive care. "I'm feeling well and I hope it goes smoothly for all of us after this," he said.
Dr. Talat Kılıç from the hospital told Anadolu Agency that while Aybar was under intensive care, "we put him on a ventilator. We then administered plasma treatment."
"According to WHO [World Health Organization], plasma treatment is among the promising methods. With the proper treatment, our patient is feeling much better. His symptoms are mostly gone. We may discharge him from the hospital
in a couple of days after he's fully recovered."
Kılıç underlined that former COVID-19 patients who recovered from the disease could donate blood plasma to be used to treat other coronavirus patients.