Published on in Vol 9, No 10 (2020): October

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/23543, first published .
Safety and Efficacy of Convalescent Plasma to Treat Severe COVID-19: Protocol for the Saudi Collaborative Multicenter Phase II Study

Safety and Efficacy of Convalescent Plasma to Treat Severe COVID-19: Protocol for the Saudi Collaborative Multicenter Phase II Study

Safety and Efficacy of Convalescent Plasma to Treat Severe COVID-19: Protocol for the Saudi Collaborative Multicenter Phase II Study

Mohammed Albalawi 1*, MD;  Syed Ziauddin Ahmed Zaidi 2*, MD;  Nawal AlShehry 2, MD;  Ahmed AlAskar 3, MD;  Abdul Rehman Zia Zaidi 4, MD;  Rania Nagib Mohammed Abdallah 5, MD;  Abdul Salam 6, DPhil;  Ahmed AlSagheir 7, MD;  Nour AlMozain 8, MD;  Ghada Elgohary 9, MD;  Khalid Batarfi 10, MD;  Alia Alfaraedi 11, MD;  Osamah Khojah 11, MD;  Rehab Al-Ansari 12, MD;  Mona Alfaraj 13, MD;  Afra Dayel 14, MD;  Ahmed Al Bahrani 15, MD;  Arwa Nabhan Abdelhameed 16, MD;  Hind Alhumaidan 17, MD;  Jawaher M Al-Otaibi 18, MD;  Ghazala Radwi 19, MD;  Abdulrahman Raizah 3, MD;  Hind Shatry 3, BSc;  Sara Alsaleh 7, MD;  Hazzaa AlZahrani 20, MD;  Hani Al-Hashmi 21*, MD

1 Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Madinah , SA

2 Department of Adult Hematology/Blood & Marrow Transplant, King Fahad Medical City , Riyadh , SA

3 King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh , SA

4 Department of Medicine, King Fahad Medical City , Riyadh , SA

5 Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, King Fahad Medical City , Riyadh , SA

6 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, King Fahad Specialist Hospital , Dammam , SA

7 Department of Hematology and Oncology, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare , Dhahran , SA

8 Department of Blood Bank, King Saud University Medical City, King Saud University, Riyadh , SA

9 Oncology Center, King Saud University Medical City, King Saud University, Riyadh , SA

10 Transfusion Medicine Services, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh , SA

11 King Saud University , Riyadh , SA

12 Department of Medicine, King Fahad Military Medical Complex , Dhahran , SA

13 Hematology Laboratory Section of Medical Laboratory Department, Qatif Central Hospital , Qatif , SA

14 Department of Hematopathology, King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam , Dammam , SA

15 Department of Transfusion Medicine and Stem Cell Processing, King Fahad Specialist Hospital , Dammam , SA

16 Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University , Al-Khobar , SA

17 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center , Riyadh , SA

18 Department of Infectious Diseases, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center , Riyadh , SA

19 Department of Hematology, University of Alberta , Edmonton, ON, CA

20 Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Section, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center , Riyadh , SA

21 Adult Hematology & Stem Cell Transplantation Department, Oncology Centre, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam , SA

*these authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Hani Al-Hashmi, MD
  • Adult Hematology & Stem Cell Transplantation Department
  • Oncology Centre
  • King Fahad Specialist Hospital
  • Amr Bin Thabet
  • P.O. Box 15373
  • Dammam
  • SA
  • Phone: 966 564773377
  • Email: hashmih@yahoo.com