Antibodies from donated blood key to COVID-19 fight

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — People who have suffered through COVID-19 have a valuable weapon for those fighting the coronavirus now: antibodies. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that the Central Illinois Community Blood Center is collecting plasma from the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients.The fall surge in the virus has pushed up demand. Memorial Health System says that nearly one-third of the patients in its five central Illinois hospitals has COVID-19.

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