Donating Plasma for the COVID patients : Story of Police Personnel

Since, the rise in COVID cases the government has been appealing people to donate plasma for treatment of people infected with the virus. In response of this, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also appeal people of Odisha to donate plasma. Police personnel’s have been contributing actively to it.

Since then, 52 Police personnel have come up and donated plasma who have recovered from the virus. Odisha DGP tweets ” So far 52 Corona Warriors from Odisha Police have donated Plasma . We celebrate this half century with humility and dedication.”

 

The cops have donated plasma at different centers which include SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, IGH Rourkela, and VIMSAR Burla. The personnel have saved many lives and made Odisha police proud.

As per the sources,  14 cops from OSAP 8th Battalion Chhatrapur in Gajam district have donated their plasma. Besides, six each from OSAP 2nd Battalion in Jharusguda and Gajapati district have donated plasma.

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Not just, Odisha Police but Karnal Police have also taken up the charge to donate plasma. After Karnal medical college blood bank in-charge Sachin Garg said “We need to encourage more people to come forward for plasma donation as this is the best available treatment for Covid-19.”

After this many police personnel have came up and donated plasma after the recovery.  Devi Dayal, a head constable said “I have donated my plasma voluntarily as I think it is our duty to serve the country at this crucial time. I did not face any problems post-donation. As per the doctor’s advice, I will again donate my plasma after 15 days.”

While another donor said “I am happy to learn that the plasma I donated could help two people. People should come forward to donate their plasma to help those in need.”

Like this many Police personnel from different cities have also donated after their speedy recovery from virus.

Reasons to Donate Plasma

  1. It is an experimental mode of treatment, as it uses the donated blood plasma of a recovered patient as their bodies have developed protective antibodies against the virus.
  2. Any of the patient is not responding to conventional treatment while plasma treatment has been very effective for the treatment.
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What is a plasma bank ?

It acts similarly like blood bank and has been created specially for the people infected with COVID-19.The center has been set up at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).

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