Head of the National Institute of Blood Diseases (NIBD) Dr Tahir Shamsi has said that National Disaster Management (NDMA) decided to treat coronavirus patients through blood plasma therapy.
According to details, Dr Tahir Shami said two lives can be saved via plasma of one recovered patient of coronavirus, adding that the number of novel coronavirus cases are advancing in the country.
He said a person can again donate plasma after one week of first donation.
80 per cent of the COVID-19 patients usually recover after plasma therapy.
Dr Shami said, “Now the appeal of plasma donation is of government not any institute.”
“We are in dire need of donations from recovered coronavirus patients for passive immunization therapy,” he said adding that people from any blood group could donate plasma to them.
He had said that many lives could be saved from the plasma donated from recovered virus patients. Those willing to donate contact via helpline number 03041110161.
Coronavirus in Pakistan
The nationwide death tally due to novel coronavirus has reached 2,255 after new deaths reported in the past 24 hours, with 113,702 confirmed cases.
The country’s death toll also climbed to 2,255 after 34 deaths were reported in Punjab and five more in the federal capital.
Earlier Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has been spreading at a quick pace both in developed and underdeveloped countries.
Addressing in Islamabad, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said “The economies of developing countries are far more troubled by the coronavirus pandemic than the developed world,”