Arunachal’s Unit of IMA to Organise Plasma Donation Drive

Source: NE Now

The Arunachal Pradesh unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA-AP) on Friday announced that it will organize a plasma donation drive at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) in Naharlagun from November 23-28 to meet the shortage of Plasma.

IMA-AP president Dr Lobsang Tsetim said “considering the surge in the number of Covid19 cases in Arunachal, plasma donation is the need of the hour as plasma therapy would help improve the recovery rate and reduce Covid19 related mortalities in the state”.

“There can be no greater humanitarian gesture than donating your plasma which can possibly help save lives,” he said while adding that Arunachal Pradesh Chief minister Pema Khandu would surely give recognition to the donors that come forward for the donation.

Meanwhile, IMA-AP unit general secretary Dr Jego Ori said that one plasma unit can save two lives, terming plasma as therapeutic treatment to kill the virus. He further said that a recovered patient can donate once in every 15 days up-to two months after discharge.