Men make more #coronavirus antibodies than women - NHS Blood and Transplant
Ce qui va dans le sens des résultats d’une étude de l’université Columbia
L’objectif de la collecte est d’évaluer dans une future étude le potentiel thérapeutique des plasmas ayant le taux le plus élevé d’#anticorps.
The new figures show that 43% of male plasma donors so far had high enough antibodies for their donation to be used in the trial. This is compared to 29% of women.
Prof Dave Roberts added: “Initially your immune system will try and fight off a virus with white blood cells. If you become more ill, your immune system needs to produce more antibodies that neutralise or kill the virus. Our studies and many others around the world show men with COVID-19 are more likely to become seriously ill than women. This makes them better plasma donors once they have recovered.”