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A donor at Delhi's plasma bank, which was launched last Thursday | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi man donates plasma 6 times to Covid patients. Here’s what experts have to say

Delhi resident Tabrej Khan donated plasma 6 times between 18 April and 20 June. He is now planning to donate for a seventh time and sent his blood for antibody test to LNJP hospital.
A donor at Delhi's plasma bank, which was launched last Thursday | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Maharashtra bids on ‘Plasma Ki Qurbani’ & Ganesh Mandals to push its plasma trial project

Since its launch on 29 June, only 280 donors have come forward for convalescent plasma trial-cum-treatment project. But the state was expecting at least 500 donors by now.
Plasma, the yellowish liquid part of the blood, could help in the recovery of critically ill Covid-19 patients | Representation image | Pexels

US drug authority could allow emergency use of plasma therapy for Covid-19, reveals report

While several clinical trials are underway across the world to test the efficacy of convalescent plasma therapy, the results from these studies are limited.
A file photo of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

AIIMS nurses set up WhatsApp group to help Covid patients with blood, plasma donations

The AIIMS nurses started the group, called Abhayam, last month. It has over 160 members who coordinate efforts for blood and plasma donations.
Representational image of a pregnant woman | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint Team

Why women in India who have ever been pregnant can’t donate plasma for Covid patients

The Covid success stories associated with plasma therapy have led to the setting up of donation banks, including in Delhi. But not all recovered Covid patients can serve as donors.

Residents-only policy, lack of donors, lengthy process — the struggles of Delhi’s plasma bank

Officials and staff members at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences say they have been following Delhi govt's instructions to offer plasma only to residents of the city.
A donor at Delhi's plasma bank, which was launched last Thursday | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Plasma therapy — 11 trials underway, many Covid ‘cure’ stories but some doubts linger

From plasma banks to social media requests for donors, plasma therapy appears to have gained a lot of traction even though its efficacy remains a matter of research.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: ANI

Delhi CM Kejriwal urges hospitals to counsel recovered Covid patients to donate plasma

The AAP chief said the number of people donating plasma is less and also asked recovered patients to donate after 14 days of recovery.
A recovered Covid-19 patient donates plasma at Delhi's new plasma bank, located at the Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences, Thursday | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Families of Covid patients, doctors hope Delhi plasma bank will end frantic donor search 

Finding plasma donors has proved a tough prospect because donations depend on certain conditions. Also, many recovered Covid patients have been reluctant to donate. 
A medic works with a sample for a rapid antibody test in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha | Representational image | PTI

How Facebook groups, websites are helping Covid patients connect with plasma donors

Set up by regular people, India's KAB Welfare Foundation & Dhoondh, Pakistan's Corona Recovered Warriors connect plasma donors with Covid patients.

On Camera

US ban on Chinese ownership of TikTok does no favours for Facebook, Google

By citing data privacy and foreign influence to justify its restrictions, the US has thrown a spotlight on issues that Silicon Valley’s social media giants have kept in the shadows.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea posts eighth straight loss, loses more subscribers

Vodafone Idea has so far failed to win better payment terms from the govt on the money it owes. Its net debt was Rs 1.2 lakh crore as of the quarter ended June.

Defence

Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.