CONVALESCENT PLASMA THERAPY
What is plasma?
The liquid portion of blood is known as PLASMA.
Our blood is composed of plasma (55%), and red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (45% ) that are suspended in the plasma.
Plasma in itself is composed of :
7% vital proteins such as albumin, gamma globulin and anti-hemophilic factor, and
1% mineral salts, sugars, fats, hormones and vitamins.
source of image: freepik
What is plasma therapy?
Plasma of a person who is recovering from a particular disease say COVID-19, carries the antibodies against the disease.
Thus it is extracted and transplanted to the other patient who are infected in order to trigger immune response of the other person suffering form the disease. source of image: immunopedia.