Advertisement
COVID-19 CASES IN MAHARASHTRA
Total:
58,76,087
Recovered:
56,08,753
Deaths:
1,03,748
LATEST COVID-19 INFORMATION  →

Active Cases
Cases in last 1 day
Mumbai
15,122
660
Maharashtra
1,60,693
12,207

COVID-19: 50-year-old Pune man donates plasma for 14 times, says "Ready to donate 15th time"

Ajay Munot, who works as a strategic consultant, claimed that he is the first person in the country to donate plasma 14 times. Moreover, he has received a certificate from the India Book of Records.

COVID-19: 50-year-old Pune man donates plasma for 14 times, says "Ready to donate 15th time"
(Representational Image)
SHARES

A 50-year-old man from Pune has created a record of sorts by donating plasma 14 times after he recovered from COVID-19 in June 2020.

Ajay Munot, who works as a strategic consultant, claimed that he is the first person in the country to donate plasma 14 times. Moreover, he has received a certificate from the India Book of Records.

While talking to the media, he also mentioned that there was a widespread demand for plasma with desperate families pleading for plasma from donors through social media. “I donated my first plasma 28 days after I recovered in July and it was an emergency when a patient’s family was searching for a plasma donor,” he added.

Moreover, he never felt weak or uneasy after donating plasma. People have false notions that blood is taken out during plasma donation, Munot said. Plasma is separated from the blood and it contains antibodies. Plasma donation is not blood donation.

He also went for antibody tests, which showed he had enough of them in his blood. “I am ready to donate for the 15th time now,” he mentioned.

According to Dr Purnima Rao at Sahyadri Hospital, Munot has donated plasma 14 times at the hospital. Plasma donation does not affect a donor. In fact, it stimulates the functioning of bone marrow and leads to the formation of new blood cells, she explained.

Read this story in मराठी
RELATED TOPICS
MumbaiLive would like to send you latest news updates