- Not only Coronavirus but SARS, Mars, Ebola can be treated using plasma therapy
- Used earlier for the elimination of SARS in 2002
- Two patients can be treated with one person’s plasma
- Trial of plasma therapy successful on four corona patients in Delhi
What is Plasma Therapy Technique?
Treatment with plasma therapy is based on the assumption that patients who recover from an infection develop resistant antibodies that neutralize the infection in their bodies. With the help of these antibodies, the virus present in the blood of Covid-19 patients can be eliminated.
Who can be the Donor?
Only those who are cured with the treatment of Covid-19 can become a donor in this therapy.
According to the guidelines issued for this therapy, “Antibodies can be taken from a patient’s body only two weeks after their recovery and that patient should be tested twice for Covid-19.”
The Eliza (enzyme-linked immunosorbent) of the cured patient is tested to find out the amount of antibodies in their body. But before taking blood from the body of a cured patient, it is also checked for its purity under national standards.
Vaccines are being discovered in many countries of the world to prevent the coronavirus, which is taking worldwide form. A test has also been started for this. But no one knows how long the success will be achieved. However, plasma therapy is being considered effective for the treatment of corona in the meantime.
Plasma therapy has turned beneficial many times in the past. Plasma therapy is not only being used in Delhi for the treatment of coronavirus but also in many other countries of the world. Apart from India, it is being used in many countries including America, Spain, South Korea, Italy, Turkey, and China.
The use of plasma therapy was started when the coronavirus case surfaced in China. Plasma therapy was also used in China where corona cases increased.
Used on SARS and Many other Pandemics
Plasma therapy has previously been used to treat many serious diseases. Plasma therapy is in use since 2002. In 2002, the virus named SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome caused havoc in many countries. Plasma therapy was used to eliminate that virus.
SARS was subsequently treated with plasma therapy to prevent dangerous H1N1 infections in 2009, which was largely successful. Similarly, in 2014, plasma therapy was also used to prevent dangerous viruses like Ebola. Then the World Health Organization (WHO) also gave permission to use plasma therapy to prevent Ebola.
Plasma therapy was also used in the treatment of the Middle East respiratory syndrome 5 years ago in 2015. Dr. Narayana Rishi, Advisor Professor at Amity University’s Institute of Virology and Immunology, says that the coronavirus SARS or SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is called SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and MARS is called Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS- CoV) is also a part of this family.
The initial Trial of Plasma Therapy Successful in Delhi
In Delhi, battling the coronavirus, that plasma therapy has proved to be effective in the first stage. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that 4 patients of Corona were given plasma on Tuesday. 2 of these is now healthy and can be discharged soon. The health of the other 2 patients is improving. Hopefully, these people will also get well soon.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the trial was conducted after the permission of the central government. The Center had asked to try plasma therapy only on COVID serious patients.
CM Kejriwal said that once the trial is over, after that we will seek permission from the Center to give plasma therapy to Serious Corona patients to a large majority of patients. Encouraged by the initial results, Kejriwal appealed to those who had recovered from Corona to donate plasma. Two patients can be treated with one person’s plasma.
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