Q- What is Plasma and how does it help?
Plasma is the liquid part of blood that is collected from patients who have recovered from COVID-19. When people have symptoms of any viral infections including Covid-19, the affected person develops antibodies in the blood against the virus hence counter-attack the virus and help in eliminating it.
Q- Does Plasma Donation help COVID 19 patients?
Plasma therapy is being investigated for the treatment of COVID-19 because there is no approved treatment for COVID and there is some information that suggests it might help some patients recover from COVID-19.
Q- Who is eligible to donate Plasma?
- Individuals must have had a prior diagnosis of COVID-19 documented by a laboratory test and meet other donor criteria.
- People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 for at least two weeks are encouraged to donate plasma.
- Individuals must have complete resolution of symptoms for at least 14 days prior to donation.
- COVID-19 plasma MUST only be collected from RECOVERED individuals if they are eligible to donate blood.
- A negative lab test for active COVID-19 disease is not necessary to qualify for a donation.
- Click here to look at the nearby medical institute to donate your plasma- https://www.icmr.gov.in/pdf/covid/techdoc/PLACID_List_17062020.pdf
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