DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS
27 April, 2020
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Karnataka’s first plasma donor, whose plasma will be administered to a COVID-19 patient, hopes to inspire others to come forward and help in the fight against the pandemic.
He contracted the virus in the end of March after travelling to Dubai.
What is plasma and what are platelets?
Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides 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 activation plays a key role in the body's natural healing process.
Facts about plasma
How does plasma keep you healthy?
What is convalescent plasma? Is it a COVID-19 treatment?
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