Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science


Convalescent Plasma, purposive sampling, doctors, St. Luke’s Medical Center - Global City, effectiveness


The goal of this study is to know the perception of the medical doctors of St. Luke’s Medical Center - Global City who conducted Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) regarding the effectiveness of CPT as a treatment for COVID-19. Convalescent plasma, a post-infection therapy used to treat various diseases since the 20th Century, might be used as a short-term remedy to reduce death rates. Literature on the utilization of convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) as a treatment for COVID-19 is limited. Previous studies have concluded that CPT has the capability to reduce mortality. Due to the lack of available vaccines in the country, the researchers want to know the medical doctors' perceptions regarding CPT. The researchers used purposive sampling to select doctors who conducted convalescent plasma therapy based on how relevant they are, or the respondents were intentionally chosen for the interest of this study. Strategies to address study credibility include verbatim transcription, engagement in reflexivity, and a thematic analysis approach. To determine the core of respondents' lived experiences, data were coded and examined for patterns and themes. Study findings regarding the success of utilizing convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19 patients show that effectivity were impacted by a variety of circumstances, including the severity of the condition and how early the medication was administered to the patient.

First Advisor

Michael John L. Dacela