(CBS4) – A potential treatment for COVID-19 involving human plasma has shown some promise. The first patient to receive convalescent plasma here in Colorado was discharged from the hospital on Monday. Convalescent plasma comes from patients who’ve already recovered from the disease.

(credit: UCHealth)

Dr. Michael Leonard, an anesthesiologist from Evergreen, was hospitalized for seven weeks — and spent 34 days on a ventilator in the intensive care unit. He left UCHealth on Monday — with some help from a walker.

His family credits the plasma treatment for helping him turn the corner.

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