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McAllen doctor now immune to virus uses own plasma to help conduct treatment trials

5 months 5 hours 11 minutes ago Monday, April 20 2020 Apr 20, 2020 April 20, 2020 9:53 PM April 20, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

MCALLEN – A McAllen surgeon who contracted the coronavirus hopes his diagnosis will result in something good for others.

For Dr. Luis Reyes, every day was about being there for his patients fighting the virus until he, himself, started showing symptoms. It forced him to stay home.

After two weeks, he was cleared and released from isolation. Reyes says he is now immune to the virus and back at work – donating his plasma.

Rudy Alvarez, medical lab director at McAllen Medical Center, they’re conducting trials to see if convalescent plasma can be a therapeutic option for virus patients.

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