CSL Behring Contributes to COVID-19 Fight—And You Can, Too
June 22, 2020
CSL Behring was founded more than a century ago with the promise to save lives—and that promise has taken on new urgency in the past few months. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, CSL Behring, a global biotherapeutics company whose work includes developing plasma-derived, recombinant and cell/gene therapies, is leveraging its expertise to help those affected by the virus.
CSL Behring recently helped launch the CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance, an unprecedented partnership of the world's leading plasma companies, with the goal of accelerating a potential treatment. Rather than pursue individual research, the Alliance is putting public and patient health first by working together to develop a hyperimmune treatment produced from plasma donated by people who have recovered from COVID-19.
Plasma, the pale, yellow liquid portion of blood that consists mainly of water and proteins, helps the body control bleeding and infection. Donated plasma can be processed into a various life-saving treatments that help thousands of people every day—and it could be used in a potential treatment for those diagnosed with COVID-19. Human plasma cannot be made in a lab or by artificial methods, which is why plasma donations are so important.
Additionally, the CoVig-19 Alliance is one of several coalitions, academic medicalâ€¯institutions and healthcare companies who have come together to launch "THE FIGHT IS IN US" campaign. The effort, with technical and advisory support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lasker Foundation, Survivor Corps and Microsoft, encourages those who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma.
Whether you have recovered from COVID-19 or are a healthy individual and want to help contribute to making life-saving medicines, visit www.COVIG-19PlasmaAlliance.org
to find the collection center closest to you.
CSL Behring continually updates its COVID-19-related resources; learn more about the company's latest research and efforts.
This sponsored content is part of CSL Behring's role as a Gold-level supporter of the 2020 WITI Virtual Summit.
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