More

    Plasma shortage for Covid19 patients in Vadodara

    Must Read

    28 October – Know your today’s horoscope

    Aries:Your mind will be receptive to the good things. Increase in income from past investment is foreseen....

    Covid 19 cases reached 14688 in Vadodara after 97 new cases on Tuesday

    Total 108 discharged from hospital taking the total to 12957 Covid 19 cases in...

    BCC distributed cheques to children under Savera Educational Sponsorship Programme

    Baroda Citizens Council implemented the project ‘SAVERA EDUCATIONAL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM’ which aims to support the educational fees...

    Only 150 recovered patients donated plasma

    Vadodara witness the spike of Covid positive patients and there is a growing concern over adopting other therapies by hospital for effective treatment. Plasma is one such therapy which shows great results to treat Corona patients. However the shortage of donors lead to a growing concern after major hospitals have started the therapy to treat patients.

    Plasma from coronavirus survivors contains antibodies which offer protection against the virus when transferred to infected patients. The treatment, called convalescent plasma therapy, is provided to those not responding to conventional treatment.
    The awareness also increases the demand of Plasma but with less donors the banks are waiting for more recovered patients to come forward and donate.

    As per the VMC data till 20th Sept 2020, 8901 patients have recovered from Corona virus but as per Dr. Vijay Shah, MD of Indu Blook Bank, only 150 people have come forward to donate plasma which is very less. 

    “Plasma therapy has shown promising results during earlier epidemics like Swine Flu, Spanish Flu and now also in Covid treatment the therapy is effective on patients. The sudden spike in demand is because the therapy is now recommended at early stage of treatment,” says Dr. Vijay Shah.

    He also added that most recovered patients hesitate to donate plasma due to fear of revisiting the hospital again. So there is need of awareness in them for plasma donation which cure a Covid patient more effectively.

    With plasma donation camps organised in the city, they are able to reach people to aware them about the plasma donation. But there is still a big gap to fill as the percentage of donors against the recovered patients is still very large. Dr. Shah is hopeful that people shall come forward to donate and save lives in fight against the deadly virus.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Latest News

    PM Modi speaks to beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from UP

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged people of the country to not to become lenient about precautions...

    Covid 19 cases reached 14688 in Vadodara after 97 new cases on Tuesday

    Total 108 discharged from hospital taking the total to 12957 Covid 19 cases in Vadodara reached 14688 mark after...

    BCC distributed cheques to children under Savera Educational Sponsorship Programme

    Baroda Citizens Council implemented the project ‘SAVERA EDUCATIONAL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM’ which aims to support the educational fees of more than 1000 plus...

    PM Modi speaks to beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from UP

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged people of the country to not to become lenient about precautions related to Corona during this...

    Epic TV is back with new season of its highly popular show ‘Regiment Diaries’

    Epic TV is back with new season of its highly popular show 'Regiment Diaries.' Regiment Diaries, an Epic Original, is more than...

    More Articles Like This

    - Advertisement -