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In pics | COVID 19 warriors queue up at Delhi's Plasma Bank; take a look at what these donors have to say

In pics | COVID-19 warriors queue up at Delhi's Plasma Bank; take a look at what these donors have to say

In pics | COVID-19 warriors queue up at Delhi's Plasma Bank; take a look at what these donors have to say
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By Timsy Jaipuria  Jul 14, 2020 8:14:22 AM IST (Published)

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CNBC-TV18's Timsy Jaipuria visited the Plasma Bank at ILBS in Delhi to find out how the facility functions and how people are queueing up to perform a selfless act for humanity.

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The Plasma Bank started by the Delhi government at ILBS, is witnessing a decent number of COVID-19 warriors donating plasma which can be preserved to help patients battle and recover from the deadly coronavirus. With thousands of deaths reported across the country, plasma therapy is being development in many states to help those infected make a speedy recovery. CNBC-TV18's Timsy Jaipuria visited the Plasma Bank at ILBS in Delhi to find out how the facility functions and how people are queueing up to perform a selfless act for humanity. (AP Photo/Shonal Ganguly)

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Kamal Lakhotia, a 57-year-old businessman who recovered from the deadly infection was at the bank to donate plasma. He told CNBC-TV18 that he wanted to donate plasma as he felt like giving back to the society. He added that he was feeling blessed to have gotten the chance to save at least two lives. (Image: Timsy Jaipuria/CNBC-TV18)

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Another young donor was constable Lakshman Singh, a 32 year-old attached to the CRPF. While donating plasma, he said, "I recovered from COVID-19 and now I am here at to do my duty and donate plasma. I am happy that I can save lives." (Image: Timsy Jaipuria/CNBC-TV18)

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Sub Inspector with Delhi Police Yadhram Yadav, who also recovered from COVID-19 said, "All those who have recovered from coronavirus should donate plasma as they are saving lives." (Image: Timsy Jaipuria/CNBC-TV18)

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New Zealand born YouTuber, Karl Rock who has been living in Delhi for the past three years, recently was lauded by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for donating plasma to help critically ill coronavirus patients. (Image: Timsy Jaipuria/CNBC-TV18)

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AAP MLA Raghav Chadha, who was present at the plasma bank spoke about his experience with donors and said, "Donors have a lot of inhibitions, in some cases donors want to donate, but their family say 'no', so we tell them, inform them and convince them that their plasma can save up to two lives and they should come and donate plasma." (Image: Timsy Jaipuria/CNBC-TV18)

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A counselling section has been set up at the plasma bank as it is the most important step in the entire process of plasma donation. A COVID-19 recovered patient gets a chance for a detailed discussion with dedicated counsellors, where all their concerns are addressed and queries answered. (Image: Timsy Jaipuria/CNBC-TV18)

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Overall, what Jaipuria noticed was how elated plasma donors feel after doing their bit for humanity. That's a feeling that cannot be captured in words. The plasma bank in Delhi is steadily seeing more donors, but as of now demand is much more than supply. However, there are more and more donors coming forward to register themselves and could help save two lives. (Image: Timsy Jaipuria/CNBC-TV18

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