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What is Plasma Therapy and how it helps in combating COVID-19?


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India reported the first confirmed case of the coronavirus infection on 30 January 2020, 9 months later this pandemic is far from over. As the search for a vaccine continues, plasma therapy has emerged as a bankable option to treat COVID-19. 

What is Plasma Therapy?

Plasma therapy has proven to be an effective way of tackling diseases since the 1800s and it is being deployed to treat people with coronavirus infections too. Plasma is the largest part of your blood. In this therapy, the blood of a recovered patient is used to create antibodies. These antibodies are then used to treat those who have tested positive for coronavirus infection to help them recover fast.

With the help of this video, we have tried to explain how antibodies work and how it helps in effectively combating coronavirus. We have also highlighted the complete process of plasma donation and real-life accounts of people who have donated plasma. Organisations like the PINT Network are helping bridge the gap between donors and patients.

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