Srinagar, Jul 30: A Selection Grade Constable (SgCt) of Jammu and Kashmr Police (JKP) donated plasma to save a COVID-19 patient in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, a police spokesperson said on Thursday.
He is the third personnel of the JKP who donated plasma since the convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) to treat Covid-19 patients was introduced in Srinagar.
He said a message was received that a COVID-19 positive patient was critical and needed AB positive plasma.
SgCT Nishat Ahmad (AB positive) of district police Anantnag, a corona survivor, immediately volunteered himself and donated plasma to save the life of the patient.
The spokesperson appealed that all survivors should come forward to donate plasma and save lives. Ahmad was third police man who donated plasma to save patients in the valley. A Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officer was among patients who received plasma of a policeman who had recovered earlier.
Meanwhile, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minster Omar Abdullah who has been time and again appealing people to wear masks and take other precautions, has retweeted a tweet which reads ‘A COVID-19 Positive patient needs A Positive (A+ve)plasma Urgently at SKIMS Soura Srinagar. Only those persons who have recovered from #COVID-19 can donate plasma for #COVID-19 Positive patients. Donors can Contact on 7006280342’.
Omar reacting to less number of pilgrims for undertaking the Hajj pilgrims this year said ‘From 2 million to just a few thousand. How COVID has impacted the annual Haj pilgrimage.’
The S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has recently appealed to COVID-19 recovered patients to come forward and donate plasma which is considered as a viable medical intervention to defeat the deadly virus.
‘Together we can fight and defeat Corona Virus, COVID-19 recovered patients come forward for plasma donation’, the appeal said.
The SKIMS said that Plasmaphersis at the institute included using Spectra Optia Cell Separator, state of art machine, procedure done with precision professionalism and screening of donors and recipients done on scientific lines.
‘Donate plasma, be save lives, stay home, stay safe and self healthcare workers save lives’, they added.