Treatment for COVID-19 patients

Blood plasma donation at Thai Red Cross SocietyImage adapted from: Stanford Blood Center

Medication and treatments for COVID-19 patients are still under experimentation, with research being conducted by medical professionals all over the world. The best we can do for now is to take care of our health to prevent potential infections and provide the best care for all patients under treatment. 

One magical treatment that can help a lot is the blood plasma from patients who have already recovered from the virus. The Thai Red Cross Society is inviting those patients to donate their plasma to help others who are still infected.

Blood plasma can help ease severe symptoms

Thai Red Cross Society launched blood plasma donation for COVID-19 patients
“Blood plasma from patients who are already recovered is valuable”, states the announcement made by the Red Cross Society
Image credit: Bangkokbiznews

80% of patients with mild symptoms are able to quickly recover as the virus hasn’t accessed their lungs. However, more severe cases are those with lung infections. 

These patients require important antibodies to help fight germs, and that can be found in the blood plasma of patients who have already recovered from the virus. 

Donate blood plasma for COVID-19 patientsImage credit: Stanford Blood Center

As such, the Thai Red Cross Society is launching a campaign for recovered patients to help by donating plasma. Those who used to be COVID-19 patient without any present symptoms, and have passed their 14-day quarantine can take part in this initiative.

Being a COVID-19 hero

Blood plasma donation at Thai Red Cross SocietyImage credit: National Blood Centre

This is like the perfect time for us to come together to make a difference, as well as lend a hand to medical professionals and patients who need our help.

If you are interested in donating, you can visit the National Blood Centre with the information below.

National Blood Centre
Address: Plasma donation room,  2nd Fl., National Blood Centre, The Thai Red Cross Society, Henri Dunant Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330.
Opening hours: 8.30AM-4.30PM (Closed on weekend and public holidays)
Telephone: +66 0 2256 4300 | +66 0 2263 9600
Nearest Train Station: Sam Yan MRT

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