FREE Plasma Therapy launched in Odisha; Know who can donate Plasma

TNI Bureau:  While inaugurating the first Plasma Bank of Odisha at the SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack, CM Naveen Patnaik has a announced that the convalescent ‘Plasma Therapy’ would be available free of cost for Covid-19 patients.

CM Naveen Patnaik has appealed the recovered patients to come forward and donate plasma for the treatment of critical patients.

Let’s know more about Plasma Donation:

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? In Plasma Therapy, the antibody rich plasma is extracted from a COVID-19 recovered patient and administered to a patient infected with the virus.

? Those, who had COVID-19, but have recovered at least 14-21 days prior to the donation, are considered to donate plasma.

? People in the age group of 18-60, and weighing more than 50 kg are eligible to donate their plasma.

? Women who have given birth or are/were pregnant, are not eligible to donate plasma.

? People with co-morbidities such as diabetes, chronic kidney/heart/lung/liver disease, hypertension and cancer, are not eligible to donate their plasma.

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