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Plasma transfusions are generally safe and well-tolerated by most patients. And some anecdotal evidence suggests that convalescent plasma might be useful for some patients based on case reports. Apollo Hospitals is constantly adapting to the new challenges in the Post COVID era. Convalescent Plasma screening & donation is an important step in offering a safe treatment to COVID 19 patients. Recently, clinical trials in India have shown promising results in this regard, thereby giving a new weapon to doctors to battle the novel coronavirus and given hope to COVID-19 patients.

COVID-19 convalescent plasma is collected from recovered individuals if they are eligible to donate blood. Individuals must have had a prior diagnosis of COVID-19 documented by a laboratory test and meet other laboratory criteria. Individuals must have fully recovered from COVID-19, with complete resolution of symptoms for at least 28 days before donation of convalescent plasma. Prospective donors are tested for COVID-19 antibodies and other eligibility criteria before collection of plasma.

The Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank department at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai is equipped with all the infrastructure and latest technology. It is being led by qualified team of experts in transfusion medicine. The state of the art Blood Bank has licences and regulatory approvals for special procedures like single donor plasma collection, platelet pheresis, granulocyte collection & so on.

The doctors at Apollo Hospitals guide interested donors through the process and those interested can reach out to Apollo Hospital Blood Bank as well. You can contact Apollo Hospital Blood Bank at 022-33503583 or drop a Whatsapp message on 9664367238/9975704960 to register your interest. Our doctors will get in touch with you to guide you through the process.