Convalescent Plasma Therapy Current Affairs, GK & News

Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Treatment dropped

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently dropped the plasma therapy from COVID-19 treatment. The decision was taken as the procedure was found to be ineffective. Plasma Therapy In the therapy, the blood component called plasma from a COVID-19 recovered patient is injected into the COVID-19 infected patient. Plasma is a rich source of antibodies. ..

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Is the re-infection of Covid-19 in Hong Kong dangerous?

The first evidence of a re-infection of Covid-19 has been reported by the researchers of Hong Kong. They also stated further research is needed on the issue to make a clear idea about the re-infection as only one report has been noticed so far. Antibody development The antibody is also known as immunoglobulin. It is ..

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US FDA authorizes to use blood plasma for Covid-19 treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of America has authorized the use of blood plasma from the COVID-19 survivors. It will be used to treat the disease. As stated by the FDA, it can decrease the mortality of the patients as well as improve the health condition if it is used within the first three ..

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Second Convalescent Plasma Bank opens up in Delhi

The 2nd convalescent plasma bank has been inaugurated in the national capital by the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and the Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, at the LNJP Hospital. The first such plasma bank was started at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) IN Vasant Kunj, South Delhi. What is Plasma Therapy? It ..

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World’s Largest Plasma Therapy Trial under Project ‘Platina’ launched by Maharashtra

The World’s largest Convalescent Plasma Therapy Trial project was launch on 29th June 2020 by the Maharashtra State Government.  The name of the project is Platina. The project was virtually launched by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray. For this trial project, the Indian Council of Medical Research has given the approval to conduct ..

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