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BSF jawans volunteer to donate plasma in Meghalaya

Shillong, Sep 11: Jawans of the Border Security Forces (BSF) in Meghalaya who have recovered from Covid-19 are all set to donate their plasma to combat the ongoing pandemic.
Over 70 BSF jawans volunteered to screen their plasma at a screening camp held at the Gym Hall Umpling, BSF Campus here on Friday.
The screening camp was organised by the BSF Meghalaya Frontier in collaboration with the State Health Department and NEIGRIHMS.
“Plasma screening of 70 recovered personnel of BSF Meghalaya Frontier was done. Their plasma will be tested at NEIGRIHMS and then there convalescent plasma will be taken for treatment of others,” BSF spokesperson UK Nayal said.
Nayal said the example set by the BSF jawans will not only boost the morale of those who are still under treatment, but also give a ray of hope and confidence to the people of Meghalaya.
Director of NEIGRIHMS, Dr P Bhattacharya informed that they are collecting the samples to check the antibody levels and depending on that they will be selected for plasma donation when the plasma bank starts functioning.
The BSF campus has been the worst hit by the pandemic and once an epicenter of Covid-19 in the State.