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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Varsity honours plasma donors

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, August 11

To encourage people to donate their plasma for the treatment of Covid patients, the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) and the district administration today honoured the donors with trophies.

Dr Avon and Dr Akrambir Singh Brar, two such donors were honoured today at the opening of third plasma bank in the state at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital here.

Keeping in view the increasing number of Covid-19 patients in the state, three plasma banks have been established at Faridkot, Amritsar and Patiala. However, these plasma banks are facing acute shortage of donors. The reason cited behind it is the hesitance of recovered patients.

Any person who has recovered from Covid-19, and who is aged between 18 and 65, with a body weight more than 55 kg can donate plasma after 28 days of recovery, said Dr Raj Bahadur, vice-chancellor, BFUHS.

Convalescent plasma therapy was given for the first time in the state at Faridkot as part of national clinical trial under the ICMR, said Dr Bahadur. Two patients had already recovered completely after they were given plasma therapy here, he said.



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