New York will be first state to test treatment of coronavirus with blood from recovered patients

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the plans during a news briefing Monday. The treatment, known as convalescent plasma, dates back centuries and was used during the flu epidemic of 1918 — in an era before modern vaccines and antiviral drugs.

“There have been tests that show when a person is injected with the antibodies, that then stimulates and promotes their immune system against that disease,” Cuomo said.

via NBC New York will be first state to test treatment of coronavirus with blood from recovered patients