Hrom discusses COVID-19 Expanded Access Program with WDAM & FOX 23
Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic recently announced their involvement in the COVID-19 Expanded Access Program, a clinical trial administered by the Mayo Clinic. John “Bo” Hrom, MD, with Hattiesburg Clinic Hematology/Oncology, recently shared with local news the details of the trial and how plasma donated by those who have recovered from COVID-19 could potentially treat patients currently affected by the virus.
“Your immune system makes antibodies that are proteins that neutralize the virus,” Hrom said. “Once patients recover, they still have those antibodies. You take the antibodies out of the people who have recovered and give them to people who don’t have those antibodies yet. That neutralizes the virus, theoretically, in their body.”
Follow the links to see the full interviews:
WDAM – July 16, 2020: https://bit.ly/30BSf90
FOX 23 – July 23, 2020: https://bit.ly/2WQtoNl