Dubai: Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan has appealed to COVID-19 survivors to donate blood plasma so that the lives of the critically ill patients could be saved.
In a short video posted by his Indian Premier League franchise, Dhawan said: “The whole country is reeling under COVID-19 and people are doing their best to save their near and dear ones. They are running from pillar to post and approaching hospitals and blood banks. But you have a superpower with which you can save lives.
“If you have beaten COVID-19, the Almighty has given you a superpower. Don’t let it go waste. Join the Fever FM team. Earn as many blessings as possible because when you are in trouble, only blessings help. The Project Plasma will beat COVID-19, so donate plasma and earn blessings.”
Alarmed by the rate of COVID-19 spread across the country, Delhi Capitals recently launched a campaign for people, who have recovered from the disease, to come forward and donate their plasma.
The therapy is one of the several treatments given to critically ill patients where the plasma is extracted from the blood of fully recovered COVID-19 survivors and injected into the bloodstream of infected patients.
Doctors and scientists are of the opinion that the antibodies in the plasma of recovered patients when injected into the bloodstream of critically ill patients help them recover from the illness faster.
Delhi had also tweeted a poster, saying: “Project Plasma, let’s save every life. You are a superhero if you have recovered from COVID-19 because you have the power to save life.”