Aam Admi Party MLA from Kalkaji Atishi recently recovered from covid-19, donated plasma on Saturday.
Atishi urges that we should do the same
“The required tests and counselling was done at the ILBS this afternoon, and later she donated plasma,” a senior official said.
The first-of-its-kind ‘plasma bank’ within the country was recently found out at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Science (ILBS) in south Delhi.
A person who has recently recovered from COVID-19, usually develops antibodies against the coronavirus then this is often collected and transferred to a sick patient through plasma. everyone can donate 250-500 ml of plasma.
The first dosage of 250 ml is given to the recipient, and if needed second dosage of 250 ml after 24 hours are often given.
“Donated plasma at the ILBS Plasma Bank today! would really like to urge all recovered COVID patients to return forward and donate their plasma. it’s very rare that one gets a chance to save lots of someone’s life; and plasma can do exactly that!,” Atishi tweeted.
Chief Minister Kejriwal has been urging people that have recovered from COVID-19 to return forward and donate plasma.
AAP spokesperson Akshay Marathe also donated plasma, and shared pictures on Twitter.
“Delightful experience today donating plasma at Delhi govt’s plasma bank at the ILBS Hospital with @AtishiAAP. One can’t imagine just how hassle-free the whole process is. Happy to be ready to contribute to our CM @ArvindKejriwal ji’s mission to save lots of as many as lives as possible,” he tweeted.
Earlier within the day, Atishi took to Twitter to tell that she was now eligible to donate plasma.
“Happy to share that I’m now eligible for donating plasma, as per medical protocols. i will be able to be donating plasma at Delhi Govt’s plasma bank in ILBS today!,” she tweeted.
Kejriwal praised her decision, and shared her tweet with a comment, “V good Atishi!”.
AAP MLA Vishesh Ravi had earlier donated plasma.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain too had expressed his desire on Twitter, to donate plasma.
Strict guidelines are issued on who are eligible to donate plasma, at the present .
People within the age bracket of 18 to 60 years, who have fully recovered from COVID-19 and have showed no symptoms for 14 days can choose donation, subject to strict guidelines for eligible donors.
Someone weighing but 50 kg, women who have ever been pregnant, cancer survivors, and people with kidney, heart, lung or liver diseases, aren’t eligible to donate plasma.