Have you been diagnosed with COVID? Call to donate convalescent plasma in Michoacán

Writing / La Voz de Michoacán

Michoacan. For tohelp seriously ill patients with COVID-19 to improve their health, Authorities invite Michoacans who have been carriers of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus, in the last 22 days, to donate plasma.

The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has given us different lessons, but also the assurance that each of us, personally, can do a lot to save others from the disease with simple acts such as washing hands, using mouth covers and antibacterial gel.

The donated plasma is subjected to rigorous clinical analysis processes that allow it to be shown that it is free of other infectious agents in addition to COVID-19, and that it contains the appropriate amount of antibodies.

To carry out the procedure, they should go to the CETS located in Privada de Canada number 90 in the Las Américas neighborhood in the capital of Michoacán; For information and clarifications, call (443) 3-24-39-19 extension 118.

HOW CAN YOU DONATE?

  1. Be between 18 and 65 years old
  2. No contraindications to donate blood
  3. In case of being a woman, it must be nulligestion (without pregnancy history)
  4. Have a previous diagnosis of COVID-19 confirmed with RT-PCR for SARS-COVD-2
  5. Complete resolution of symptoms at least 22 days prior to donation
  6. Adequate venous access
  7. Submit a duly completed application from the Michoacán health services hospital that requires it
  8. Comply with the regular requirements for safe blood donation as established by the Official Mexican Standard 253-SSA1-2012

WHAT IS CONVOLVING PLASMA?

Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of the blood that is collected from patients who have recovered from the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Patients with COVID-19 develop antibodies in their blood against the virus.

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Antibodies are proteins that can help fight infection. Convalescent plasma is being investigated for the treatment of COVID-19 because there is no approved treatment for this disease and there is information suggesting that it may help some patients recover from COVID-19.

541 NEW CONTAGES IN MICHOACÁN

In the last 24 hours, 541 new cases of COVID-19 in Michoacán, one of the highest numbers of infections reported per day in the epidemiological court of the health authorities.

These 541 COVID-19 positive patients are inhabitants of 74 municipalities of the state, of which Morelia concentrates the majority, with 65 new infections, followed by Uruapan (53), Zamora (41), Apatzingán (24), Zitácuaro (22) and Lázaro Cárdenas (20).

Also on the last day they were notified 33 more deaths of people suffering from COVID-19, the majority also in Morelia, where 14 deaths occurred; Apatzingán follows, with 3 deaths; Huandacareo, Zacapu and Lázaro Cárdenas, with 2 more deaths each, as well as 10 other municipalities that added one death: Panindícuaro, Jungapeo, Álvaro Obregón, Tlalpujahua, Yurécuaro, Múgica, Maravatío, Hidalgo, Zitácuaro and Uruapan.

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