In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, June, 2020

We Are Researching On How Blood Plasma Can Be Used To Deal with COVID-19 Circumstances

We Are Researching On How Blood Plasma Can Be Used To Treat COVID-19 Cases

Dr Osagie

Minister of Well being, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Well being, Ehanire Osagie has revealed that they engaged on utilizing plasma from the blood of recovered Coronavirus sufferers to deal with folks contaminated with the virus.

He revealed this at a information convention to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). Ehanire mentioned the plasma of sufferers who recovered from COVID-19 known as convalescent plasma, and additional urged Nigerians to donate blood to avoid wasting the lives of these in want.

The Minister mentioned;

“It’s believed that individuals who suffered COVID-19 and have recovered could have antibodies inside their plasma, which can be utilized to deal with others.

“It may be used to deal with others who aren’t capable of construct antibody quick sufficient or those that are affected by a extreme type of the virus.

“Sure, our analysis centres are taking part in what benefits and advantages can come out of convalescent plasma.

“I’ve seen this specific analysis in Lagos; it’s half of what’s going to be studied and the consequence might be revealed so analysis is occurring it”.

On myths surrounding the donation of blood, he mentioned;


“Myths are a part of ignorance that training ought to combat and stakeholders are speculated to enlighten folks on this situation, that your blood is one thing that may save any individual life.

“The blood is regenerated in your system; your physique is stimulated to switch that blood donated in order that blood that you simply donated, very quickly, it’s crammed by your system.

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“It’s crammed in such a manner man can donate 4 instances in a yr whereas ladies can donate as much as 3 times a yr, offered they’re examined match.

“They’ll donate offered they’re freed from any illness and offered they won’t endure any drawback from donating the blood.

“Donating blood supplies availability of secure blood at hospitals and the place they’re wanted.

“No person is aware of who might be in want of blood at any time so we have now been embarking on media marketing campaign and consciousness creation to extend the variety of voluntary donors within the nation.”

The research of use of plasma to deal with Coronavirus sufferers is coming after Chinese language medical consultants prompt that severely unwell COVID-19 sufferers may benefit from infusions of blood plasma collected from individuals who have recovered.

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