Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday inaugurated the plasma bank.
New Delhi: The national capital Delhi has got the first plasma bank for the treatment of Covid-19. The plasma bank has been started at state-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).
Delhi Chef Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday inaugurated the plasma bank. Inaugurating the plasma bank, Chief Minister Kejriwal said that Covid-19 patients can donate their plasma 14 days after recovery and expressed hope that plasma therapy will help in reducing Covid-19 casualties.
Delhi CM tweeted “The plasma bank has begun operations at Delhi govt’s ILBS Hospital and will provide plasma to Delhi’s COVID hospitals”.
Recovered COVID-19 patients aged between 18 and 60 and weighing not less than 50 kg can donate their plasma for COVID-19 patients.
Plasma is a form of liquid left behind after red and white blood cells and platelets are removed from the blood. In this plasma therapy, antibodies are taken from the blood of a recovered COVID-19 person and are transfused into Covid-19 infected patient to boost the immune system.
Any Covid-19 infected persons admitted in both government and private hospitals can avail the services of plasma bank.