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  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 1 World 113,084,852
    World
    Confirmed: 113,084,852
    Active: 21,875,612
    Recovered: 88,701,472
    Death: 2,507,768
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 2 USA 28,974,623
    USA
    Confirmed: 28,974,623
    Active: 9,115,931
    Recovered: 19,340,329
    Death: 518,363
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 3 India 11,046,432
    India
    Confirmed: 11,046,432
    Active: 153,257
    Recovered: 10,736,433
    Death: 156,742
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 4 Brazil 10,326,008
    Brazil
    Confirmed: 10,326,008
    Active: 794,911
    Recovered: 9,281,018
    Death: 250,079
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 5 Russia 4,200,902
    Russia
    Confirmed: 4,200,902
    Active: 364,910
    Recovered: 3,751,562
    Death: 84,430
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 6 UK 4,144,577
    UK
    Confirmed: 4,144,577
    Active: 1,356,364
    Recovered: 2,666,466
    Death: 121,747
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 7 France 3,661,410
    France
    Confirmed: 3,661,410
    Active: 3,322,639
    Recovered: 253,450
    Death: 85,321
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 8 Spain 3,170,644
    Spain
    Confirmed: 3,170,644
    Active: 512,180
    Recovered: 2,589,996
    Death: 68,468
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 9 Turkey 2,665,194
    Turkey
    Confirmed: 2,665,194
    Active: 96,616
    Recovered: 2,540,293
    Death: 28,285
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 10 Germany 2,416,037
    Germany
    Confirmed: 2,416,037
    Active: 128,727
    Recovered: 2,217,700
    Death: 69,610
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 11 Poland 1,661,109
    Poland
    Confirmed: 1,661,109
    Active: 226,320
    Recovered: 1,391,981
    Death: 42,808
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 12 Iran 1,598,875
    Iran
    Confirmed: 1,598,875
    Active: 173,886
    Recovered: 1,365,253
    Death: 59,736
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 13 South Africa 1,507,448
    South Africa
    Confirmed: 1,507,448
    Active: 35,303
    Recovered: 1,422,622
    Death: 49,523
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 14 Ukraine 1,317,694
    Ukraine
    Confirmed: 1,317,694
    Active: 136,811
    Recovered: 1,155,422
    Death: 25,461
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 15 Peru 1,300,799
    Peru
    Confirmed: 1,300,799
    Active: 51,066
    Recovered: 1,204,050
    Death: 45,683
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 16 Chile 807,872
    Chile
    Confirmed: 807,872
    Active: 20,367
    Recovered: 767,332
    Death: 20,173
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 17 Belgium 757,696
    Belgium
    Confirmed: 757,696
    Active: 683,973
    Recovered: 51,767
    Death: 21,956
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 18 Pakistan 574,580
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 574,580
    Active: 23,665
    Recovered: 538,207
    Death: 12,708
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 19 Switzerland 552,698
    Switzerland
    Confirmed: 552,698
    Active: 38,949
    Recovered: 503,807
    Death: 9,942
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 20 Bangladesh 544,544
    Bangladesh
    Confirmed: 544,544
    Active: 42,367
    Recovered: 493,798
    Death: 8,379
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 21 Austria 450,376
    Austria
    Confirmed: 450,376
    Active: 17,558
    Recovered: 424,348
    Death: 8,470
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 22 Qatar 161,803
    Qatar
    Confirmed: 161,803
    Active: 9,759
    Recovered: 151,787
    Death: 257
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 23 China 89,871
    China
    Confirmed: 89,871
    Active: 281
    Recovered: 84,954
    Death: 4,636
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 24 Singapore 59,890
    Singapore
    Confirmed: 59,890
    Active: 100
    Recovered: 59,761
    Death: 29
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 25 Australia 28,947
    Australia
    Confirmed: 28,947
    Active: 1,878
    Recovered: 26,160
    Death: 909
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 26 Thailand 25,692
    Thailand
    Confirmed: 25,692
    Active: 1,067
    Recovered: 24,542
    Death: 83

PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19

Plasma is the often forgotten part of blood. White blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets are important to body function. But plasma also plays a key role. This fluid carries the blood components throughout the body.

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India COVID updates

Active  cases:- 20835

Cured:- 6184

Death:- 872

States with max number of cases in India till now:-

1) Maharashtra:- 7628

2) Gujrat:- 3071

3) Delhi:- 2625

4) MP:- 2096

5) Rajasthan:-  2083

What is plasma and what are platelets?

Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions.

Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process.

What is Antibody?

Glycoprotein molecules produced by plasma cells also known immunoglobulin, it is Y shaped protein part of the immune system (IS). The antibody recognizes a unique molecule of the pathogen (virus, bacteria). The antibody attaches to the unique molecule and activates another part of IS to attack the foreign antigen (Ag). Antibodies are secreted by B-cells of the immune system. Production of Ab is the main function of humoral immunity. Consist of 4 polypeptides 2 heavy and light chains, in variable & constant region. Its structure also contain fab (fragment antigen binding)  & FC (fragment crystallizable) region.

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 What is Plasma?

Plasma is part of blood. When we centrifuge blood clearly 3 layers are observed. 1st layer contains a yellowish alkaline fluid called plasma. Followed by WBC & platelets & then RBC. Plasma makes up about 55% of the total blood volume. Plasma contain 90-92% water & 8-10% suspended & dissolved substances. Plasma proteins (serum albumin. Globulin, herein, prothrombin, fibrinogen) & nitrogenous wastes (urea & uric acid ) are present in the blood.

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What is convalescent?

A person recovered or recovering from illness or any medical treatment is called convalescent.

About Convalescent plasma therapy (CPT)

When people get sick with bacteria or virus their body produce Antibodies to fight specifically that antigen which causes illness.

When the attack by pathogen our body produces Ab. If the body produces sufficient Ab we can recover from the illness easily. This recovered immunity can be transfer to a sick person. As we know there is no COVID vaccine yet, so this therapy can be the best source.

This method has also been used in the past in 1918 for a flu epidemic, the outbreak of Ebola as well as other coronaviruses like SARS, MERS (middle east respiratory syndrome), H1N1, H5N1, etc.

The study conducted:-

A study published  JAMA on 27 march 2020 conducted in Shenzhen china’s conclusion was this preliminary uncontrolled case series of  5 critically ill patients with Covid-19 & ARDS administration of CP containing neutralizing Ab shown improvement in their clinical status.

USA 6 April 2020 10 severe patients were enrolled. They were given 200ml of one dose of CP which was derived from recently recovered donors. They neutralize Ab titers above 1:640. The clinical symptoms were significantly improved along with increasing oxyhemoglobin saturation within 3 days. They found that the viral load was undetectable after transfusion in seven patients. No adverse effect was observed. The study shows CP therapy was well tolerated & could potentially improve the clinical outcomes.

Who can be the plasma donor?

  1. The person with complete resolution of symptoms at least 14 days prior to the donation of plasma.
  2. Prior diagnosis of Covid-19.
  3. Negative PCR result for Covid-19.

Is this the cure for COVID 19?

No, it is not a cure, it is just a stop-gap measure until better treatment or vaccine is available. Only it will be used for those people who are not in critical condition.

News update:-

India 1st COVID-19 patient treated with CPT recovers. The 40-year-old man from Delhi was tested positive on 4th April for COVID-19.  He developed pneumonia with type 1 respiratory failure. He was put into ventilator support on 8th April. His family came forward to arrange a donor for plasma extraction. As per the criteria of the donor is again went for the test for COVID-19  result was negative. The donor fits under all the standard rule out Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C  & HIV. He was treated on the night of 14th April. After receiving treatment he sowed progressive improvement & 4th day was off the ventilator. I started taking oral feed within 24 hours of being off the ventilator.

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