The Dark Backstory of Plasma Therapy

Blood has always been big business for the United States

The sometimes-ugly history of plasma therapy. Plasma from people who have recovered from Covid-19 is currently being tested as a promising treatment for people with severe coronavirus infections. As Douglas Starr— author of Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce—reports for Elemental, plasma therapy has a long, and controversial, history in the United States. It’s both saved lives, and harmed people. Read the full story below.

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