29 October 2020, Kathmandu
The Regional Blood Transfusion Centre Bharatpur has been supplying the blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from COVID-19 infection to the other districts.
Centre’s chief Ramesh Kanta Poudel said they are sending the plasma collected in the district to other districts to meet the growing demand in those districts.
According to him, they have supplied 11 units out of the 71 units of plasma collected in Chitwan district so far. He added that they supplied six units of plasma to Bhairahawa and five units to Kathmandu. Poudel said demand for plasma has come from other districts as well.
The Centre has eight units of A positive plasma, 19 units of O positive plasma, 12 units of B positive plasma and two units of AB positive plasma in stock.
The Centre stated that 15 units of plasma were transfused to the coronavirus infected persons receiving treatment in various hospitals within Chitwan district alone.
Poudel said that 33 units of blood plasma were collected from Nawalparasi district, 32 units were collected in Chitwan by organizing a special plasma donation camp and six units were donated by people themselves coming to the Centre.