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April 3, 2020

For curing others, recovered corona patient donates plasma

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April 3, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Yahya Jafri, a coronavirus survivor from Pakistan, has donated his plasma to doctors to help them in the fight against the novel infection.

In a press conference on Thursday, Jafri said he was ready to help his country in any way and thanked Allah Almighty for his recovery from the illness.

“This virus will become history and our efforts will be remembered,” said Jafri while speaking alongside hematologist expert Dr Saqib Ansari, media reports. Dr Ansari told media that Jafri was diagnosed with the coronavirus last month, and after recovering from the infection he donated his plasma so that others can be cured. “The FDA will use the plasma to create anti-bodies,” said Dr Ansari. He came with his parents to make the donation. Coronavirus patients will be treated through passive immunization, said the hematologist.

The plasma transfusion will help patients to boost their immune system, thereby helping them recover fast and slow the spread of the virus.