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Delhi CM Kejriwal inaugurates first plasma bank amid COVID-19 situation

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday inaugurated Delhi's first plasma bank to help treat novel coronavirus. While addressing a virtual press conference, Kejriwal informed that COVID-19 patients can donate their plasma 14 days after recovery.

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New Delhi Published on: July 02, 2020 13:28 IST
Delhi CM Kejriwal inaugurates first plasma bank amid COVID-19 situation
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Delhi CM Kejriwal inaugurates first plasma bank amid COVID-19 situation

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday inaugurated Delhi's first plasma bank to help treat novel coronavirus. While addressing a virtual press conference, Kejriwal informed that COVID-19 patients can donate their plasma 14 days after recovery.

The chief minister issued numbers - 1031 and 8800007722 where people can contact for donation of plasma to save the lives of COVID-19 patients.

The government has set up the plasma bank at the state-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. Kejriwal hoped that COVID-19 deaths will decrease due to plasma therapy.

Those aged between 18 and 60 and weighing not less than 50 kg can donate their plasma for COVID-19 patients, he added. Plasma therapy involves taking antibodies from the blood of a person who has recovered from COVID-19 and transfusing those into a coronavirus infected patient to help kick-start the immune system to fight the infection. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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