Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed Delhiites to come forward donate plasma in the national capital. This has been done to boost the plasma bank initiative started by the Delhi government to minimise the COVID-19 deaths in Delhi. Kejriwal in his press conference said that the government needs the assistance of all those who have recovered from coronavirus to help those who are still fighting it.
Plasma in Delhi can be donated by people who have had coronavirus and recovered about 14 days back.
Numbers to call if you want to donate plasma?
- You can call on 1031
- or WhatsApp on 8800007722
- You will then be registered for Plasma Donation
- A Doctor from the Delhi government will call you and check your eligibility as per the above-mentioned norms
- Your appointment for plasma donation will be booked if you are found to be eligible
- You can come to the hospital by your own vehicle or cab, the cost of traveling will get reimbursed. Or a vehicle will pick you up and take you to the ILBS hospital in Vasant Kunj, where the Plasma Bank is situated
- The procedure of donating plasma is of 45 mins to one hour
- You will be given a 'Gaurav Patr' to acknowledge your effort towards helping other people in time of need.
Who can donate plasma?
- Those who have had coronavirus and recovered at least 14 days back.
- Age Criteria: Between the age of 18 and 60
- Weight Criteria: Over 50 kgs
Who cannot donate?
- If you have recovered from coronavirus within the last 14 days
- Women who have been pregnant even once
- People with sugar problems and those who take insulin shots
- People suffering with hypertension
- People with BP above 140
- Cancer survivors
- People with chronic kidney, heart, lung, liver diseases