Microsoft has created a bot for potential plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19. The neural network will ask the user several questions and show whether he is suitable for donating antibodies that the human body produces after recovering from COVID-19, the company said.
Doctors suggest that antibodies produced in the blood of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can help those who are still sick. For example, Moscow authorities talked about three patients with a new type of coronavirus who recovered after a plasma transfusion from a donor.
A Microsoft report says that the plasma of recovered patients (called convalescence plasma) can be used not only to treat the disease but also to be transferred to scientific laboratories for researchers who are developing a vaccine for a new type of coronavirus.
Created by Plasma Bot, he asks the user questions about his chronic diseases, the number of days that have passed since his recovery, and also clarifies gender and age. If the neural network determines that the user is a potential donor, it will direct it to the nearest licensed plasma reception center.
At first, the bot will work only in the United States, but in a few weeks the company promises to spread its effect around the world. Plasma Bot was created in collaboration with the CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance and is available through the project website.