India to use Plasma Therapy for Corona

Amid corona pandemic, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has given nod to conduct plasma therapy for corona. The Kerala will be the first state to conduct the trial for the therapy.

The Convolescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) is an old procedure to fight against several rare and chronic disorders. Also, it will help to save lives in trauma, shock, and burn patients. Several trials have been undertaken in China and USA already and the results have been positive as well.

The plasma is an important content of blood comprising of 55% of the total. It is yellowish-liquid obtained when components like platelets, red blood cells, white blood cells, and other cellular components removed by the process called Plasmapheresis.

The plasma contain water, salt, enzymes, hormones, proteins, and antibodies. It helps in clotting the blood and fighting against the diseases. When there is an attack by a pathogen or in infection, the immune system produces antibodies against it.

These antibodies neutralize the pathogens or foreign materials and helps to develop immunity and resistance. Means, the antibodies will already present in the body while in similar pathogen attacks.

If the plasma of such person who is recovered from the infection gets administered to a patient who is under treatment, it helps to develop passive immunity. The transfusion helps to develop immune response faster in critically ill patients or in patients who are not responding to treatment.

Though, ICMR has not recommended the trials across India, but the plasma therapy for corona will definitely boost the treatment protocol. The health agencies need support from community. The government should urge such healthy-recovered individuals to come forward and become plasma donors.

You would like to know The Bhilwara Pattern to defeat corona

Read more:

The Immune system mechanism and functions

The inner setting of the human body gives attractive conditions for the development of bacteria, infections, and also various other organisms. The...

The blood group A is at a higher risk of COVID-19, study says

Is there a relationship between the blood type and the Coronavirus Infection susceptibility? The research showed that the blood group A is...

The Eating Zones to be followed during Covid-19

The current pandemic is all about change, in fact very rapid change. Change like never before. The eating pattern of fast-moving consumer...

Let us explore the positive aspects of COVID-19

Every aspect has two shades - the dark and bright - Covid-19 is not an exclusion. Probably, everyone is talking about negative...


Intermittent Fasting Formula

Diet protocol for extreme weight loss

You'll Also Like

Get in Touch


Latest Posts

How to Sleep better naturally at night

Every one of us suffers from poor sleep at some point in our lives. It could be triggered by stressful periods in...

How to avoid flu or cold by boosting immunity

Your immune system is your number one defense mechanism against intruders such as bacteria or viruses that can make you very ill....

5 steps to claim your personal power

Your personal power is all about having self-confidence and be able to be your true self in all aspects of your life....