plasma

Mysuru gets its first plasma extracting unit

 In a major boost to plasma therapy for critically-ill Covid patients in Mysuru, the first-ever plasma extracting machine is now operational in the city.

published on : 26th September 2020

Plasma donated, but not received Rs 5,000 yet

Government has no database of donors, to begin payments in a week after drawing up list

published on : 22nd September 2020

Need clarity on plasma therapy

To do or not to do, that seems to be the question about the convalescent plasma therapy being offered to Covid-19 patients across the country.

published on : 16th September 2020

National Task Force, JMG will decide on continuing plasma therapy for treatment of COVID patients: ICMR

ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said that plasma therapy has been used for more than 100 years now in some form or the other for various virus infections.

published on : 15th September 2020

Mangaluru: 56 donors at coast’s first plasma bank

The age limit to donate is 18 to 60 years and patients have to do a preliminary blood test before donation.

published on : 12th September 2020

For Kerala, plasma therapy turns to be a successful model: Health department

Kerala's success so far is learnt to have come when CPT was administered alongside medications.

published on : 11th September 2020

Karnataka to continue with plasma therapy

Experts will write to ICMR for clarity on study

published on : 11th September 2020

After ICMR study, Centre plans to review permit for off-label use of plasma therapy

The findings of the trial carried out in 39 hospitals across 14 states and Union Territories, showed that plasma did not benefit moderately-ill Covid-19 patients.

published on : 11th September 2020

COVID-19: Too early to write off plasma therapy, say medical experts

ICMR released a study that noted that plasma therapy for Covid-19 did not show any sign of reducing Covid mortality or arresting the progression of the disease.

published on : 10th September 2020

Calls for plasma bank in Tiruchy GH grow louder

After a very tepid response for plasma donation in Tiruchy, doctors and patients have raised a demand for a plasma bank to be set up at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital.

published on : 9th September 2020

Andhra Pradesh government maintaining database of eligible patients to boost plasma donation

At present, the state has 37,000 potential plasma donors and the process of taking their consent is going on, Bhaskar added.

published on : 9th September 2020

Plasma therapy for COVID-19 care doesn't help in reducing mortality, finds ICMR study

The trial, called PLACID, was carried out under the aegis of Indian Council of Medical Research in 39 hospitals across 14 states and Union Territories. 

published on : 9th September 2020

Plasma therapy not beneficial against coronavirus, finds ICMR study

The trial, called PLACID, was carried out under the aegis of Indian Council of Medical Research in 39 hospitals across 14 states and Union Territories. 

published on : 8th September 2020

KIMS doubles as plasma bank in North Karnataka

A senior doctor from KIMS said they recently got an Apheresis machine and license from the DGCI.

published on : 5th September 2020

60% of plasma recipients recovered in clinical trials

354 critically ill patients given therapy; 193 donors so far, says Doctor heading trials

published on : 5th September 2020
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