Context: Recently, the Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal has inaugurated a plasma bank in the city and urged recovered Covid-19 patients to donate their plasma.
- Delhi’s Plasma Bank is opened at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).
- The Plasma Bank is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the entire country and appealed to recovered patients to donate their plasma.
- The recovered Covid-19 patients can donate their plasma after 14 days of their COVID-19 negative report.
- A healthy person between the age group of 18-60 years and with no comorbidities can be a donor and the patient should have recovered at least three weeks before donating and tested negative for Covid-19 twice.
Source: The Indian Express