Only a few of those recovered from COVID-19 come forward to donate the life saving liquid
Many patients who recovered from COVID-19 are not coming forward to donate plasma for other patients battling for life.
According to a study conducted by Srikakulam district administration and Indian Red Cross Society, many recovered patients are willing to help only their near and dear ones in future without knowing the fact that antibodies will not survive after 75-100 days. As many as 23,000 persons recovered from COVID-19 in Srikakulam and 12,000 in Vizianagaram districts. But so far only 125 persons donated plasma in Srikakulam district and 50 in Vizianagaram district.
Convalescent plasma therapy involves injecting the COVID-19 patient with convalescent sera of people who recovered from the infection recently. The patient cured of the disease have antibodies that fight coronavirus away,…