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Cord blood joins the fight against Covid-19

Researchers are piloting the use of an umbilical cord blood therapy to help Covid patients battling pneumonia.

The trial team at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne is currently working with confirmed Covid patients who have moderate to severe pneumonia, until the end of the year.

They are trying to find out if the cord blood therapy can stop the Covid induced pneumonia progressing to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

ARDS is one of the key causes of fatalities among Covid sufferers.

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