COVID-19: Police personnel turn role models in donation of plasma to patients

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 July 2020 8:13 AM GMT
COVID-19: Police personnel turn role models in donation of plasma to patients

Hyderabad: With the number of Covid-19 positive cases on the rise, the requirement for plasma has also gone up. Understanding this concept, many police personnel, who had recovered from Covid-19, have come forward to donate plasma.

B. Anil, a constable attached to the Golconda police station, who recovered from COVID after testing positive on June 20, donated blood plasma to a needy patient on July 20 at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.

“I recovered after 14 days of home quarantine. In the second week of July, I joined duty and on Monday, I got a call from the hospital. They asked me if I can donate blood plasma,” said Anil.

Over 20 police personnel in Golconda PS were infected by the virus. “It will be better if the police personnel who recover from the disease get tested for plasma antibody and donate it. Donating plasma is also a kind of help we can do for the citizens,” Anil said.

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On July 20, a Home Guard officer, Mukundam of Habeebnagar police station, also donated blood plasma. On June 3, he tested positive for COVID and was admitted to Gandhi Hospital. After recovering from COVID, he joined duty on June 26.

“On Monday, one of the family members of our department staff needed blood plasma. They asked me if I can help them and I went to Yashoda Hospital, got tested for antibodies and after finding that they were matching, I donated the plasma.”

"When one goes through the hardship of being a COVID patient, they will understand how important it is to save a life. The plasma taken from our body will get restored very soon. I can donate again after 15 days,” said Mukundam.

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