Hadassah researchers discovered that patients who form fatal blood clots have an increased level of alpha defensin protein in their blood.
If a person with blood type A transmits the virus to a person with type O blood, the type O person will have antibodies that can fight the virus.
COVID-19 has served as an accelerator for the adoption of healthcare improvements left on the sidelines for years.
More than 3000 Jews have already donated blood plasma at blood banks around the New York area, with another 6,000 tested on Wednesday to see whether they have the correct antibodies.
It was decided to do such a drive in all their units because “there’s always a lack of blood in the country and this is a mission which is very meaningful."
The small device created by Sight Diagnostics may be able to conduct the complete blood count (CBC) test with just two drops of blood.
But the study of the blood supply and demands for transfusions based on common health issues in 195 countries found that 119 of them may not have enough blood to meet the population’s needs.
The previous record for blood donations in one event stood at 780 donations.
The donors are lured to the US with Facebook ads and flyers promising cash rewards.
Professor of Hebrew at King Saud University Fouad M. Abdel Waheb spoke for a television program in Egypt; he also said food with human blood is unhealthy.