“We’re not yet at a place where robots can replace us, but technological enhancement to human hands is phenomenal.”
The volunteers all had coronavirus more than a month ago and after their recovery tested negative for the virus but positive for antibodies, meaning they are immune to getting corona.
When the family entered the 17-year-old's room, they found her lying on the floor - blue to the face, without a pulse.
The antibody (immunoglobulin or IgG) concentrate was developed using plasma that Hadassah harvested from recovered corona patients.
Groundbreaking research from the Hadassah Medical Center that tested around 19,000 women over a period of a decade at different stages of birth, had some surprising results.
Hadassah has been struggling to pay its expenses in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.
Zeev Rotstein said that the hospital lost NIS 1.2 billion from lack of activity and spent more than NIS 300,000 on direct coronavirus costs.
“We are not enemies, I just have a different opinion,” the Hadassah Hospital chief said.
"One of the key lessons to be taken from this pandemic is that healthcare systems have to be properly resourced well in advance of potential waves of infection."
“They tried to calm me down and tell me that they had seen this before,” the child’s mother recalled. “But they said the situation had to be dealt with immediately.”