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On the front lines: Jeffrey Henderson

Infectious diseases specialist describes how COVID-19 plasma therapy works

May 8, 2020

Video by Huy Mach and Gaia Remerowski

Infectious diseases specialist Jeffrey Henderson, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, explains plasma therapy and how it is being used in patients with COVID-19.

Learn more about Henderson’s work and how COVID-19 survivors can donate plasma.

This video is part of a series of short videos focusing on how Washington University health-care workers, scientists and students have responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

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