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Plasma Therapy: Treatment for Covid-19

 Treatment for Covid-19 By Plasma Therapy

Scientist, and pharmacist all around the globe with 5 months of toil & hard work is expected to prepare vaccine against Corona Virus. Several claims regarding vaccine development from Russian, Chinese, Indian scientist are baseless as they are within trial period and hasn't been approved by World Health Organization yet. In absence of Covid-19 treatments, Medicine & Guideline, Doctors in Nepal are successfully treating Covid-19 patients with traditional sophisticated technique: Plasma Therapy.

What is Plasma Therapy?

Plasma Therapy is medical term of treating patients with plasma; a part of human blood. Human Blood consist of Red blood cell (RBC), White Blood Cell (WBC), Platelet.  Where is plasma? Well, plasma is rest of the components of blood that carries RBC, WBC & Platlets. Plasma is light yellow in color. Plasma consist of water, salt & enzymes.Plasma carries nutrients, hormons & proteins to different parts of bodies through circulatory system. 
Lets Discuss the Component of Plasma i.e Protein used for Covid-19 Treatment:
Protein Anti-Body
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin A
Whenever person is infected with virus, WBC starts to produces these anti-bodies to fight against pathogens. In case of Corona Virus, IgM & IgG are produced. After 21 days, after the recovery from covid-19, the person is able to donate blood. The blood is rich in anti-body. 
Plasmapheresis is a process of extracting plasma from the blood. Anti-bodies IgM & IgG are extracted within plasma from the blood from covid-19 recovered patient is donated to new covid-19 patient. The anti-body develops quick resist against Corona Virus and provides direction for WBC to produce more anti-body.

5 Serious covid-19 patients has been successfully treated by plasma therapy in Nepal from Aug 10 to Aug 21. 
Plasma Therapy is limited because a few recovered patient only will/agree to donate the blood. 

Conclusion: Plasma Therapy is alternate but only existing medical method of treating corona virus. However due to expensive Plasmapheresis and few recovered donors, its scope is limited to few accessible patients.