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Charania: Smart to donate blood plasma for research to fight COVID-19

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The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports the Oklahoma State product plans to let his plasma be used to help others fight off the coronavirus which causes COVID-19.

The new treatment – first used in Smart’s native Texas in a Houston-area hospital – uses antibodies from a patient who has recovered from the viral infection behind the pandemic, reports the Houston Chronicle’s Todd Ackerman.

Smart’s plasma will go to the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project, which the Houston hospital was the first product of, according to Quartz’ Tim McDonnell. Co/YUiTgnU63Y

– Shams Charania April 1, 2020

The Flower Mound native has been calling for physical distancing and self-quarantine on social media.

The Celtic defensive specialist also among the NBA’s first known players to have recovered from the virus, and the very first to try and weaponize that status for the benefit of others.

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