Sachin Tendulkar inaugurates plasma donation centre in Mumbai

ST Staff
Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday inaugurated a plasma donation centre in Mumbai

Mumbai: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday inaugurated a plasma donation centre in Mumbai which is the most badly hit city in Maharashtra of the novel coronavirus. According to a tweet from ANI, the donation centre was instated by Sachin at the Seven Hills Hospital in the city for the treatment of coronavirus infected individuals.

In an outbreak situation, the BCCI, as well as number of cricketers including Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli and more, have come forward to with monetary help to fight against the novel virus. With Sachin inaugurating the plasma donation centre will apparently act as an inspiration for the recovered patients and other people to donate their plasma and help fight against the contagion.

Plasma therapy is nothing but a process in which blood in antibodies from a coronavirus recovered patient is transfused into the body of an individual who is still struggling with the infection, has been found to be positive in treating patients suffering from the infection. In plasma donation, as against blood donation, plasma is removed from the body while other components of the blood are injected back into the body.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra is among the worst affected states in the nation at the moment. As per th health ministry, Maharashtra is having 869.5 recovered cases per million as against 661.6 active cases per million.

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