The Buffalo News ran a front page story about two nurses who became infected with COVID-19 and who participated in the UB-Roswell Park clinical trial on convalescent plasma, a blood component taken from those who have recovered from the disease and then administered to patients sick with the disease to see if antibodies in the plasma can improve outcomes. The article quotes Manoj J. Mammen, MD
, associate professor of medicine
in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
, who is directing the convalescent plasma effort at Buffalo General Medical Center, and Joseph L. Izzo, MD
, professor of medicine
and chief of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology
, who is directing the effort at Erie County Medical Center. Both efforts are part of the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Expanded Access Program.