MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s husband John Bessler on Sunday announced his recent participation in an experimental treatment for COVID-19 after recovering from the virus himself.
Bessler contracted the virus in March. He was hospitalized with dangerously low oxygen levels but eventually took a turn for the better.
He participated in the federally-sponsored Expanded Access Program for Convalescent Plasma.
Officials say he was the seventh person to donate plasma as part of the Mayo Clinic’s program in Minnesota. Thousands of other recovered COVID-19 patients have participated nationwide.
“I was proud to be one of the first participants in this innovative treatment program at the Mayo Clinic,” Bessler said. “I encourage