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Second plasma bank set up in Wayanad

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Wayanad: Kerala's second plasma bank has been set up at the Wayanad district hospital at nearby Mananthavady, close on the heels of a similar facility being launched at Manjeri in Malappuram.

The District Medical Officer DrR Renuka, who inaugurated the plasma bank on Sunday, said the convalescent plasma therapy has been found effectivefor treating the critical COVID-19 patients.

Health authorities said the donors of plasma should have tested negative for the virus twice and the donation should be within 14-120days of the final test result.

The donor should be between 14-50 years of age, and be healthy with a minimum weight of 55 kgs.

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