SAVE LIVES WITH BLOOD
Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can help save lives
WANT TO DONATE PLASMA?
Recovered or quarantined patients of COVID-19 who are willing to donateDonate Blood
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But since there are very few plasma donors currently, a lot of people who can be saved using this therapy are not getting the required treatment.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
WE NEED DONORS
If more people start to donate, we can save more lives on a daily basis. Then those recovered patients can donate, which will help us in keeping this cycle running and saving more lives
Donor matches Patient
Since the donor and the patient need to have a match for the plasma therapy, we make sure that the right donor is matched with the right patient
Donor and Patient connect
Once we find the match that is living closest to the patient and has the right blood group, the donor and the patient will be given the required details for them to contact each other.
WHAT WE DO?
Donors and patients both register their information with us. This information pertains to name, contact number, blood group and location. This helps us in finding the best match for the patients. Since time is of extreme importance in these situations, we do not act as intermediaries between the patient and the donor. Once both the parties have a match, they can directly contact each other.
Please note: Plasma therapy is an experimental COVID-19 therapy. Before you register, please consult your doctor if this is required. Only patients with a case sheet from the doctor on duty will be matched.
WHO CAN DONATE
|Weight||More than 45KG|
|Age||Between 18 to 65 years|
|Child Birth||Child delivered 1 year ago and stopped lacatation|
|Haemoglobin||Haemoglobin more than 12.5g/dl.|
|Malaria||Should Not have been treated for malaria in last 3 months or 3 years if residing in endemic areas|
|Immunization & Vaccination||Should NOT have had shots for Cholera, Typhoid, Diptheria, Tetanus, Plague, Gammaglobulin in last 15 days; Rabies vaccination in last 1 year.|
|Tattoo/Acupunture||Should NOT have had any in last 12 months.|
|Infection||Should NOT have Hepatitis B, C, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, HIV.|
|Other Disease||Should NOT have Epilepsy, Asthma on Steroids, Bleeding disorders, Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Polycythemia Vera.|
|High Risk Individuals||Should NOT have had any history of Genital ulcers/Discharge, History of multiple sexual partners and Drug Addiction.|
|Diabetes||OK if resolved or controled by diet or oral drug. NO if treated with insulin injections.|
Needplasma Initiative was started by Prashant Saini during the first wave of pandemic in June 2020. The team has gradually increased and right now Needplasma has volunteers across India.
It is a non commercial initiative started with an intention of helping people out in whatever possible way. If you want to reach out and understand more about the initiative, you can get in touch with him on the below handle
Note: Needplasma does not promote any monetary transaction between patient and donor