How a COVID-19 infection changes blood cells in the long run

Date: June 29, 2021, Source: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Summary: New research suggests that a coronavirus infection alters the biomechanical properties of red and white blood cells, in some cases for months — a possible explanation for long COVID.     FULL STORY Using real-time deformability cytometry, researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen were able to […]

ABO blood group and COVID-19: a review on behalf of the ISBT COVID-19 working group

Authors: the ISBT COVID-19 Working Group School of Medicine Abstract Growing evidence suggests that ABO blood group may play a role in the immunopathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with group O individuals less likely to test positive and group A conferring a higher susceptibility to infection and propensity to severe disease. The level of evidence supporting […]