The Bangladesh government has recently launched a plasma network titled “Shohojoddha” to facilitate the collection and distribution of plasma from patients who recovered from COVID-19 in Bangladesh. Praava Health is excited to be a partner of this initiative, along with several other private and public healthcare and service providers.
While there is currently no treatment for COVID-19, patients who have recovered have antibodies in their blood plasma that help fight infection. Direct transfusion of blood plasma from recovered patients can be used to treat severe COVID-19 patients.
The network was designed to connect plasma donors with patients who require them for treatment. Once a donor registers with Shohojoddha, COVID-19 positive patients requiring plasma can search for a match and collect plasma for treatment when required. The network can help to track the status of donors and receiving patients, and also provide information to those looking for plasma for themselves or their loved ones.
Other healthcare and service providers who are part of this initiative are Dhaka Medical College (DMC), Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), United Hospital, Universal Hospital, MIST, e-Cab, Pulse Health, OIwel, Grey, Bangladesh Super Market Owners’ Association, Pathao, Shohoz, Ayat Foundation, BAGDOOM, and Chaldal.