A treatment for COVID-19
NHS Digitrials supplied the data for the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial. It discovered that the low dose-steroid treatment, dexamethasone, can cut the risk of death by a third for coronavirus patients on ventilators and by a fifth for those on oxygen.
Blog: How we're supporting COVID-19 convalescent plasma trials
NHS Blood and Transplant is investigating the effectiveness of treating coronavirus patients with plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19. Heather Pinches, Head of the Clinical Trials Service at NHS Digital, explains how we’re helping with this effort.