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The Plasma Therapy used in the treatment of COVID-19

Plasma therapy

The Plasma Therapy used in the treatment of COVID-19


what is plasma therapy?

When a human comes in contact with a germ, the body makes antibodies to eliminate it. These antibodies are also found in plasma. When the patient recovers from the infection, these antibodies will remain in the plasma for some time. So in plasma therapy for Covid 19, blood plasma is transfused into the blood of a person infected with Covid-19 so the same antibodies can be developed and can recover from the virus easily.

What is blood plasma?

Blood plasma is some yellowish liquid  of  blood, in which blood cells of the whole blood are normally suspended. It accounts for about 60% of the total blood volume of the body. Most of it is water (90% by volume) and it contains proteins, sugars, clotting factors, mineral ions, hormones and carbon
Dioxide (the plasma, the principal means of removal of excretory products).

Process to eliminate plasma from blood

To separate the plasma from the blood, take fresh blood in a test tube and centrifuge it until
It should be rotated until the blood cells sit on the bottom of the tube, after that separate the remaining plasma over the blood. Fresh frozen plasma is on the WHO model's list of essential drugs, which is the most important medicines essential in basic health system. 

Uses of  Plasma Therapy

It is used to treat many types of trauma which causes blood loss.
Possibility of increased ability of infected person to fight Covid 19 with plasma therapy a few months ago was expressed. 

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