Plasma therapy commences in NBMCH, Dr Anirban Roy becomes first donor

Siliguri, 31st August: As per the instructions of state government, Plasma Donate Camp commenced in the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) from today.

While Dr Anirban Roy became the first plasma donor in North Bengal, Siliguri Subdivision Council opposition leader, Kajal Ghosh also donated his plasma. 

It is to be noted that on July 14, Dr Roy had reached the hospital to donate his plasma. But for some reasons, he was not able to do so. 

According to the doctors, the plasma collected needs to have high levels of antibodies to be suitable for use as a treatment. To volunteer as a plasma donor one must be fit and healthy, be aged 17 or over and have a large enough blood volume. Reportedly, a person who had recovered can donate plasma around 30 to 40 days after testing positive as they would have an adequate number of antibodies. 

Dr Anirban Roy urged the people who recovered from the virus to donate their plasma during such a pandemic and play an important role in the society. On this occasion, District Magistrate S. Ponnambalam, OSD Dr Sushant Roy of North Bengal, Medical College Officer Kaushik Samajdar, CMOch (1) Tulsi Pramanik, Siliguri SDO Sumant Sahay and other officials were present.

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