On April 24, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has officially announced that plasma therapy can be a treatment for coronavirus disease as he has successfully completed trails on 4 patients of coronavirus.
He said that we are receiving positive responses from this therapy as patients are now recovering who are badly infected with this virus. Therefore, the government has taken a major step to apply this therapy to a predominantly infected Covid-19 patient with little potential for improvement.
Let me tell you that this is not a medically approved drug for Covid-19 patients because WHO has suspected plasma therapy for treatment.
The WHO stated that it is not safe to obtain platelets from coronavirus recovered patients as there is no evidence as to whether the recovered patient will be infected with the virus again. Because the patients recovered in the current situation in China are now getting strengthened again. Therefore, it would not be safe to go for this therapy as a treatment.
What is Plasma Therapy?
Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood which is largely made up of water and proteins, that provide a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.