200 people got in touch within the first three weeks, spontaneously after the first call. They all want to donate blood so that they can quickly find some kind of emergency means against Covid-19: Blood plasma is said to alleviate severe courses of the disease. This procedure is called plasma therapy – and the professor and his team want to find out whether it can be a safe and promising treatment for the seriously ill.
Heal with blood – that sounds a bit like bloodletting, medieval medicine or simply an act of despair. Are there really mysterious substances in the blood of those who have recovered that can accelerate the healing of the sick? Can plasma therapy be more successful than high-performance medicine with its thousands of tested active ingredients?