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After Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgn, actor Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, and Aamir Khan also urged people to recover from COVID-19 patients to donate their blood to help people in critical condition. The actor has shared posters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on his social networks.
'Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies that protect against the virus. They can donate blood and their plasma can be used to save patients with severe COVID-19. Patients may be eligible to donate plasma 4 weeks after complete recovery, but if they have had negative smear tests then they may be able to donate even earlier, ' the poster said.
Going to Twitter, Ajay had written: 'If you have recovered from COVID19, you are a warrior of the Crown. We need an army of such warriors to defeat this invisible enemy. His blood contains bullets that can kill the virus. Please donate your blood so that others, especially the serious ones, can recover. Register now.'
Hrithik and Varun Dhawan shared how the city-based Kasturba Hospital is on a 'mission' that needs the support of all those who have successfully recovered from the coronavirus. 'If you have passed the 14-day quarantine after testing positive, and after the last negative test, your blood contains cells that can kill the virus. 'If you donate your blood, others can also recover, especially those who are serious. Sign up now to donate your blood and save lives, 'the duo wrote.
If you’ve recovered from COVID19, you are a Corona warrior. We need an army of such warriors to overcome this invisible enemy. Your blood contains the bullets that can kill the virus. Please donate your blood, so others, especially the serious ones can recover. Sign up now🙏— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 19, 2020
The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has received 99 requests from institutes expressing interest in participating in a randomized controlled study to assess the safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma to limit complications associated with COVID-19. Convalescent plasma is an experimental procedure for patients with COVID-19. According to the guidelines, hospitals and institutions that plan to provide this treatment modality must do so in a clinical trial with protocols approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee.