WHO ALL CAN DONATE FOR PLASMA
Even though you may be enthusiastic about donating Plasma/blood, you may not be eligible. This is determined through an initial screening process.
Eligibility of Donor
The following criteria should be met for potential donors:
The following people are not eligible for blood donation
IS IT SAFE TO DONATE PLASMA?
Blood and plasma have been used to treat many other conditions, and they’re usually very safe. The risk of contracting COVID-19 infection from receiving convalescent plasma therapy is very low because the plasma donor has fully recovered from the infection.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
** SOURCE: WHO