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Plasma Donation, Why Is Everyone Asking You to Donate Plasma in This Pandemic Time?

Planning to donate plasma for a covid-19 positive patient? Here are the do’s and don’ts.

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The hard time during this pandemic has taught us many lessons. One of the biggest lessons is ‘To be present for others in the time of need’. That’s the reason people who have recovered from covid are now coming forward for plasma donation so as to help others. But still, there are many who don’t know what exactly is plasma therapy and how it can help people suffering from covid to recover fast. 

What is Plasma Therapy?

In plasma therapy, basically, plasma is extracted from the person who has recovered from the disease and is then transferred to the patient to fight back the pathogen. In simple words, plasma which is a yellowish liquid part of the blood is the prime element for fulfilling the procedure of this therapy. The aim of transferring plasma into the patient is to transfer the antibodies that were developed in a person recovered from the infection so that the recovery from the diseases is rapid.

Criteria for Donating Plasma

  • A person can donate plasma after 14 days of a covid positive report in case of asymptomatic or after 14 days after symptoms have disappeared in case of symptomatic. 
  • Women who have ever been pregnant can’t donate covid-19 convalescent plasma.
  • A person would not be eligible for plasma donation if he/she lack adequate antibodies in the blood.
  • A person who has been vaccinated for covid-19 can’t donate plasma for 28 days after the date of vaccination.

Seriousness Behind the Issue

  • Your timely plasma donation can save the precious lives of many.
  • Your contribution will help the country to get out of this pandemic. 

How to Donate and Help Others Fight the COVID?

  • Carry your hard copy of the covid-19 negative report (RT-PCR or rapid antigen test) within four months of the day of donation with you along with your Aadhaar card for plasma donation. 
  • Also, contact the respective hospital authorities about the required protocol for donation before visiting the hospital.

Each contribution matters, so those who are eligible plasma donors kindly come forward and help others to fight back covid. 

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Written by Swati Mor

Pursuing her doctorate studies, Swati always looks for unexplored potential in different genres and love to pen down her thoughts. She also enjoys reading about gadgets, technologies, historical art and culture.


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