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  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 1 World 158,402,859
    World
    Confirmed: 158,402,859
    Active: 18,336,657
    Recovered: 136,767,286
    Death: 3,298,916
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 2 USA 33,454,581
    USA
    Confirmed: 33,454,581
    Active: 6,453,122
    Recovered: 26,405,871
    Death: 595,588
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 3 India 22,296,414
    India
    Confirmed: 22,296,414
    Active: 3,736,612
    Recovered: 18,317,404
    Death: 242,398
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 4 Brazil 15,150,628
    Brazil
    Confirmed: 15,150,628
    Active: 1,051,476
    Recovered: 13,677,668
    Death: 421,484
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 5 France 5,767,959
    France
    Confirmed: 5,767,959
    Active: 828,701
    Recovered: 4,832,981
    Death: 106,277
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 6 Turkey 5,016,141
    Turkey
    Confirmed: 5,016,141
    Active: 282,171
    Recovered: 4,691,224
    Death: 42,746
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 7 Russia 4,880,262
    Russia
    Confirmed: 4,880,262
    Active: 270,804
    Recovered: 4,496,132
    Death: 113,326
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 8 UK 4,433,090
    UK
    Confirmed: 4,433,090
    Active: 59,743
    Recovered: 4,245,744
    Death: 127,603
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 9 Spain 3,567,408
    Spain
    Confirmed: 3,567,408
    Active: 240,606
    Recovered: 3,248,010
    Death: 78,792
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 10 Germany 3,519,250
    Germany
    Confirmed: 3,519,250
    Active: 274,798
    Recovered: 3,159,200
    Death: 85,252
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 11 Poland 2,833,052
    Poland
    Confirmed: 2,833,052
    Active: 193,539
    Recovered: 2,569,501
    Death: 70,012
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 12 Iran 2,654,811
    Iran
    Confirmed: 2,654,811
    Active: 470,199
    Recovered: 2,109,702
    Death: 74,910
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 13 Ukraine 2,119,510
    Ukraine
    Confirmed: 2,119,510
    Active: 313,366
    Recovered: 1,759,751
    Death: 46,393
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 14 Peru 1,845,056
    Peru
    Confirmed: 1,845,056
    Active: 60,565
    Recovered: 1,720,665
    Death: 63,826
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 15 South Africa 1,594,817
    South Africa
    Confirmed: 1,594,817
    Active: 26,005
    Recovered: 1,514,088
    Death: 54,724
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 16 Chile 1,241,976
    Chile
    Confirmed: 1,241,976
    Active: 37,533
    Recovered: 1,177,342
    Death: 27,101
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 17 Belgium 1,014,351
    Belgium
    Confirmed: 1,014,351
    Active: 106,111
    Recovered: 883,729
    Death: 24,511
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 18 Pakistan 858,026
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 858,026
    Active: 81,830
    Recovered: 757,281
    Death: 18,915
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 19 Bangladesh 773,513
    Bangladesh
    Confirmed: 773,513
    Active: 51,417
    Recovered: 710,162
    Death: 11,934
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 20 Switzerland 670,613
    Switzerland
    Confirmed: 670,613
    Active: 57,951
    Recovered: 601,958
    Death: 10,704
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 21 Austria 631,076
    Austria
    Confirmed: 631,076
    Active: 16,793
    Recovered: 603,901
    Death: 10,382
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 22 Qatar 210,603
    Qatar
    Confirmed: 210,603
    Active: 9,634
    Recovered: 200,467
    Death: 502
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 23 China 90,758
    China
    Confirmed: 90,758
    Active: 300
    Recovered: 85,822
    Death: 4,636
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 24 Thailand 83,375
    Thailand
    Confirmed: 83,375
    Active: 29,371
    Recovered: 53,605
    Death: 399
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 25 Singapore 61,359
    Singapore
    Confirmed: 61,359
    Active: 416
    Recovered: 60,912
    Death: 31
  • PLASMA THERAPY FOR COVID-19 26 Australia 29,916
    Australia
    Confirmed: 29,916
    Active: 248
    Recovered: 28,758
    Death: 910

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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