World Blood Donor Day: Donate Plasma to Save lives
Donation is the most beautiful thing ever known to humankind. Blood donation is the key to saving lives. When you donate blood, you not only save people’s lives but also your own as blood donation provides the donor with additional health benefits. Upon that, let’s not forget how fulfilled your life would become once you save another human’s life. Today, ILS Hospitals, one of the best hospitals in Kolkata and Agartala will enlighten you on plasma donation.
Plasma is the yellowish part of the blood and performs vital functions, like transporting nutrients to the body parts and fighting infection. Donating plasma has been called the gift of life. Donating plasma helps in providing therapies for rare diseases and conditions. Plasma therapy has been found effective in treating critically-ill COVID-19 patients. Plasma donation is the need of the hour. You can donate plasma in two ways:
1st way – by donating your whole blood so that the plasma gets separated from the blood in the laboratory.
2nd way – by donating only the plasma through the process of plasmapheresis.
Plasma donation not only helps the recipient but also the donor. Here’s how.
Free health checkup from expert medical professionals
Before you donate plasma, your body will be thoroughly examined by the medical professionals to check your health status. This way you’ll be ensured of your body’s well-being.
Plasma donation will motivate you to take better care of your body. Upon that, if you’re diagnosed with any health condition during your mini health check-up, you’ll get instant medical attention from the doctors.
Reduces bad cholesterol
Bad cholesterol is a generic problem. Plasma donation might help in the reduction of bad cholesterol.
Benefits psychological health
When you help others, you help yourself. When you find that your plasma has saved someone’s life you’ll get instant psychological satisfaction.
As we have mentioned earlier, plasma therapy has been found helpful in treating serious Coronavirus patients. In Convalescent plasma therapy, the plasma is extracted from recovered COVID-19 individuals for providing treatment to critically-ill COVID-19 patients. Plasma contains antibodies that help in fighting foreign pathogens. The ones who have recovered from COVID-19 are now immune to the virus and by using their plasma we can save others from this deadly Coronavirus.
If you’ve recovered fully from COVID-19 and are willing to donate your plasma to save lives, visit your nearest blood collection centre. ILS Hospitals in Agartala and Kolkata applauds such brave hearts who have donated their plasma to give people the gift of life.