Donation is the most beautiful thing ever known to humankind. Blood donation is the key to saving lives. When you donate blood, you not only save people’s lives but also your own as blood donation provides the donor with additional health benefits. Upon that, let’s not forget how fulfilled your life would become once you save another human’s life. Today, ILS Hospitals, one of the best hospitals in Kolkata and Agartala will enlighten you on plasma donation.
Plasma is the yellowish part of the blood and performs vital functions, like transporting nutrients to the body parts and fighting infection. Donating plasma has been called the gift of life. Donating plasma helps in providing therapies for rare diseases and conditions. Plasma therapy has been found effective in treating critically-ill COVID-19 patients. Plasma donation is the need of the hour. You can donate plasma in two ways:
1st way – by donating your whole blood so that the plasma gets separated from the blood in the laboratory.
2nd way – by donating only the plasma through the process of plasmapheresis.
Plasma donation not only helps the recipient but also the donor. Here’s how.
Free health checkup from expert medical professionals
Before you donate plasma, your body will be thoroughly examined by the medical professionals to check your health status. This way you’ll be ensured of your body’s well-being.
Plasma donation will motivate you to take better care of your body. Upon that, if you’re diagnosed with any health condition during your mini health check-up, you’ll get instant medical attention from the doctors.
Reduces bad cholesterol
Bad cholesterol is a generic problem. Plasma donation might help in the reduction of bad cholesterol.
Benefits psychological health
When you help others, you help yourself. When you find that your plasma has saved someone’s life you’ll get instant psychological satisfaction.
As we have mentioned earlier, plasma therapy has been found helpful in treating serious Coronavirus patients. In Convalescent plasma therapy, the plasma is extracted from recovered COVID-19 individuals for providing treatment to critically-ill COVID-19 patients. Plasma contains antibodies that help in fighting foreign pathogens. The ones who have recovered from COVID-19 are now immune to the virus and by using their plasma we can save others from this deadly Coronavirus.
If you’ve recovered fully from COVID-19 and are willing to donate your plasma to save lives, visit your nearest blood collection centre. ILS Hospitals in Agartala and Kolkata applauds such brave hearts who have donated their plasma to give people the gift of life.
COVID-19 is a highly communicable disease, hence both the central and state government took the right initiative to flatten the curve – lockdown. The government is doing what it can during this medical emergency but we as a citizen of civil society must follow the rules and regulations dictated by the government for our and everyone else’s safety.
Today, ILS Hospitals, one of the best hospitals in Agartala and Kolkata will discuss the importance of following rules and regulations laid by the government. Firstly, we do not have a perfect cure for COVID-19, secondly, there’s a lot more undiscovered about this newly mutated virus, Coronavirus, and thirdly it is highly infectious and can infect many people through community transmission.
So, let’s know what rules we must follow to avoid getting infected with Coronavirus.
Practice Social Distancing
There’s a reason why the government opted for nationwide lockdown. Do not loiter outside and stay safe inside your home. If you go outside to shop for essentials, then maintain 6-feet distance from others. For home deliveries, make online payments and keep a tray outside your house so that you don’t come in direct contact with the delivery man.
Wear a mask and gloves
Do not step outside to make essential purchases or due to any medical emergency, without wearing a mask and preferably disposable gloves. We would recommend you to carry an alcohol-infused hand sanitizer in your bag or pocket.
Wash your hands
Do not forget to wash your hands properly as and when required.
Visit a healthcare facility if you develop flu symptoms
If you develop flu-like symptoms, then visit your nearest healthcare facility.
The lockdown is for your safety and not for restraining your freedom. ILS Hospitals, one of the best Hospitals in Kolkata and Agartala wishes you good health.
Coronavirus acquainted us with a new term, home quarantine. Being quarantined at home does not mean you can’t stay fit and healthy.
Today, ILS Hospitals, multispeciality hospital in Agartala and Kolkata, will share some ways through which you can stay physically fit if you cannot do outside activities or visit the gym.
Practice Yoga: Yoga is also a way to stay physically and mentally healthy. Practice Yoga poses or asanas at home regularly. All you need are a yoga mat and a sheer determination to stay fit.
Do non-equipment exercises: It’s better to do something than nothing. So do exercises that do not need any machines. If you already have a treadmill, exercise bike or swiss ball at home, feel free to use it during this period.
Do chair exercises: We all have chairs in our houses. Did you know there are versatile uses of a simple chair? Indulge yourself in chair exercises for a healthy body.
Do skipping: Skipping is not only reserved for children but adults can do it too. If you have a skipping rope at home, make the most of it.
Do stretching: Stretching is by far the easiest form of exercise. Stretching relaxes your muscles and improves your body posture. It does not require any additional equipment and benefits the body and mind just like any normal exercise.
Do household chores: Many Indian houses use hired help for their domestic work. During your time of home quarantine, give leaves to your maid and do the household chores on your own to stay active and healthy.
Resume dancing: If your hobby was dancing but due to shortage of time you could not invest enough time in it, well now is the right time. Dancing is also a form of exercise that makes you cheerful and keeps you in good shape.
Play games: Time to revive your childhood! If you have a big balcony or terrace, then play games, like kho kho, hide and seek, badminton, etc. It will not only make you happy but will also ensure that your body is getting the exercise it needs. Remember to follow social distancing and use gloves and mask while playing with other family members.