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25 BBCI docs, others to donate blood for plasma therapy

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 30 - A total of 25 healthcare workers, including doctors, of city-based Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), who were symptomatic and have now recovered from COVID-19, have come forward to donate blood for plasma therapy.

BBCI Director Dr Amal Chandra Kataki said convalescent plasma therapy is a form of passive immunisation for the treatment of human infectious diseases.

�Convalescent plasma therapy has been tried in many parts of the world for the management of moderate to severe COVID-19 patients. Presently, convalescent plasma therapy is used as an experimental model and preliminary outcome shows promising results. The management of BBCI is grateful to all the prospective donors who are rendering yeoman services for both COVID negative and positive cancer patients at BBCI. This initiative will send a strong message to the public to come forward and to freely donate plasma without any fear,� he said.

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