TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Government spokesman for the Covid-19 mitigation Wiku Adisasmito asserted that people, particularly Covid-19 survivors, could help to increase the recovery rate of patients with coronavirus disease.
“People can contribute to raising the recovery rate and improving the quality of coronavirus treatment by becoming a donor for a therapy of convalescent plasma,” said Wiku in a press conference on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Wiku said that by becoming a donor, people could also uphold the spirit of mutual cooperation in improving the quality of service and handling of patients diagnosed with the disease, especially those developing severe and critical symptoms.
Indonesia, Wiku added, is trying to provide a convalescent plasma bank as therapy for patients in need. Thus he hoped that the good synergy between society levels could save more lives.
Convalescent plasma is a treatment therapy for Covid-19 patients using antibodies from recovered patients through blood plasma, which contains 45 percent of red blood cells.
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