Kerala's first plasma bank set up at Manjeri

Malappuram: Kerala's first Plasma Bank has been set up at the Government Medical College Hospital at nearby Manjeri, where two critically-ill COVID-19 patients have recovered after undergoing plasma therapy.

Two more people, who undertook the therapy, are now out of danger and would be discharged soon.

"The bank as of today has a storage of 25 plasma donated by volunteers and 200 are in the list who would donate as and when required," said Dr. Shinaz Babu, COVID-19 District Coordinator, Malappuram.

It was recently that Nilambur native Ajith Kumar, an officer with the Delhi police, who had tested positive for the virus, was administered plasma therapy after he developed pneumonia and septicemia.

Thanks to Shahul Hameed and Abdul Latheef, who donated the plasma, Ajith Kumar recovered and was discharged on Saturday last.

He had reached the state on June 12 and was admitted to the medical college five days later.

Earlier, another critical COVID-19 patient had also recovered after he was administered plasma therapy. Desk: Asianet Online