Bahrain urges recovered coronavirus patients to donate plasma

It can be used to treat active cases

Bahrain urges recovered coronavirus patients to donate plasma

Bahrain has called on residents and citizens who have recovered from coronavirus to donate blood to help treat active cases.

While fighting the disease, the body produces antibodies which remain in the blood’s plasma. This plasma can then be used to treat people who are still battling coronavirus.

Donating blood should only take around 10 minutes, and a blood bank accepting plasma donations has launched at the BDF Hospital.

If you’d like to donate blood for convalescent plasma therapy, you must fit the following criteria:

Have recovered from COVID-19

Maintain good health

Have completed the obligatory quarantine period of 14 days, with a negative exit test result

Should be between the ages of 21 and 60, and maintain a weight of 50kg and above

Women who would like to donate blood must not have been pregnant before in order to donate.

If you fit the criteria, you should contact the blood donation department at the Royal Medical Services to book an appointment.

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