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Vail plasma donor helped save Denver doctor’s life

Convalescent plasma helped a physician stricken with COVID-19 bounce back.

VAIL, Colo. — A blood plasma donor from Eagle County might have helped save a Denver doctor’s life.

Dr. Christopher Ciarallo works with Denver Health on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight, treating patients on every shift, and the shifts these days are long. He has seen enough COVID-19 symptoms to know when he has them, and he had them: cough, sore throat, fever …

His test at Denver Health confirmed what he already knew. He had it.

>The video above is about a plasma drive that took place at Vail Valley on April 28.

He sent himself home to self-quarantine for seven days but just got sicker. His wife, who’s also a doctor, took him to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

He did not improve, and while it’s not official medical terminology to say that he could do nothing except lay in bed tucked into the fetal position and make wounded animal noises, it is accurate.

>Click here to read the rest of the story on AspenDaily.com


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