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Delhi Will Soon Get Its 2nd Plasma Bank In The City And Here's All You Need To Know

Delhi Insider 14 July 2020


As you guys must be well aware, the country’s first plasma bank was unveiled on the 2nd of July and we just got wind the next will also be soon up and running. Here’s all info you need to know about this development. 

To Saving Lives! | Our city’s second plasma bank will be set up at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in North-East Delhi and the process for the setup has already begun. As plasma therapy has proven to be life-saving for numerous COVID-19 patients, the first bank was set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in Vasant Kunj which has 3 plasma extracting machines. Only about 100 donors had come forward so far, which has created a huge gap between demand and supply.

The aim behind opening up a plasma bank in the North-East Delhi (a relatively smaller facility with 1 machine) is to make donations easier for people living in North-East, East and North Delhi as they won’t have to travel all the way to South Delhi. Plus, the scheme of reimbursing a donor’s transportation cost or providing cabs will continue. 

The facility at GTB hospital will be able to extract plasma from 7-8 people in 10 hours. So if you’re someone who has recovered from this disease, you can help the healthcare workers in saving lives by donating your plasma. 

Sourced Via Hindustan Times