Convalescent Plasma: An old Therapeutic Tool and Possible Treatment for COVID-19 Revisited Webinar
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Description: In this session we will discus what convalescent plasma treatment is, the existing research and theorized mechanism of action of this treatment, and the history of its use as a treatment for various respiratory viral pathogens. We will discuss how emerging research through international clinical trials including in Canada are informing our understanding of which patients might benefit for this treatment and the ideal product characteristics of this treatment. Finally, we will discuss donor centre activities regarding donor recruitment and collection of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, a precious resource given selflessly by donors recovered from COVID-19.


Start Date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

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At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe existing research and theorized mechanism of action for convalescent plasma used to treat other respiratory pathogens
  • Understand how research is informing our knowledge about which patients might benefit from convalescent plasma in treating COVID-19 patients and what product characteristics might be important
  • Understand donor centre activities at Canadian Blood Services regarding recruitment and collection of COVID-19 convalescent plasma


Speaker: Terrie Foster, CBS

Terrie is a Medical Services Registered Nurse at Canadian Blood Services. She is also a nurse researcher and student at the University of Western Ontario, completing a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree, with a focus in Leadership in Health Services Delivery. Terrie’s research interests include understanding and enhancing blood donor well-being especially for marginalized groups of individuals. She is also interested in altruistic blood donor behaviour and how this applies to plasma donation specifically. Terrie is also a grateful blood recipient and will hold the hand of anyone so kind as to donate blood.

Recorded: February 4, 2021


PEP hours: 1.0

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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