Over 6,000 Muscovites donate blood with antibodies

November 27, 2020

More than 6,000 Muscovites who have recovered from COVID-19 have donated blood plasma, including 12 percent who donated for the second time.

According to treatment protocols for hospitalised COVID-19 patients, plasma transfusions may be prescribed for patients in moderately serious and serious condition. Convalescent blood plasma transfusion, which is one of the efficient treatments for serious coronavirus patients, can be prescribed by the patient’s attending physician as part of combined therapy, if medically required. A plasma transfusion can reduce the chances of deterioration, when a pulmonary ventilator is required, by almost half, increasing the survival rate by 19 percent.

People 18 to 55 whose body weight is over 50 kg can donate convalescent blood plasma. Donors cannot have chronic conditions, HIV, hepatitis or syphilis.

Donors receive incentives in the amount of 5,000 roubles for 600 ml of blood plasma containing COVID-19 antibodies. Donors also receive a food allowance of 1,212 roubles.

Plasma donors can ask questions and make an appointment at one of seven plasma donation stations by calling the city hotline at +7 (495) 870-4516. The hotline operates daily from 9 am to 7 pm.

Donation stations:

- Oleg Gavrilov Blood Donation Centre (31 Bakinskaya Street)

- Oleg Gavrilov Blood Donation Centre (14 Polikarpova Street, Block 2)

- Sklifosovsky Emergency Medicine Research Centre (3 Bolshaya Sukharevskaya Square, Block 12)

- City Clinical Hospital No. 52 (3 Pekhotnaya Street, Block 1)

- Maxim Konchalovsky City Clinical Hospital (2 Kashtanovaya Alley, Bld. 5, Zelenograd)

- Blood Donation Centre at Alexander Yeramishantsev City Clinical Hospital (15 Lenskaya Street)

- Leonid Vorokhobov CityClinical  Hospital No. 67 (2/44 Salyam Adil Street)

More information is available on the website, and potential donors can fill out the donation form online as well. Preliminary screening will indicate if a donor has temporary or absolute contraindications for a blood donation.

Source: mos.ru

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