Resolution for COVID-19 survivors plasma donation OK’d

By Ralph John Mijares

ROXAS CITY—A city council resolution has recently been approved here urging all COVID-19 survivors who fully recovered to donate their plasma.

Per resolution, said donation will be used for therapeutic use for patients clinically ill of the virus.

According to the author, City Councilor Cesar Yap Jr., the transfusion of plasma containing antibodies that fight the disease to the patient show promising results.

The said method is being used here and abroad, said Yap, a medical doctor who is also the chair of the city health committee.

Saint Luke’s Medical Center and the UP PGH Medical Center appeal to the Covid-19 survivors to donate their plasma to boost the immune system of the critically ill Covid-19 patients, Yap said.

The convalescent plasma therapy is in its experimental phase or classified under the compassionate care treatment option.

Compassionate care treatment is “the use of drugs and cures that are still in the testing stages, in hopes of easing the symptoms of those who are sick,” he said.