Just in Stories

Meet Bhumika Kohli, Delhi’s First Female Plasma Donor. She Is Urging More Women To Donate Plasma And Join The Fight Against The Coronavirus.

July 06, 2020 | by Mitali Shah

We have been struggling with this pandemic for almost 5 months now (though it feels like a 100). I think it’s time we accept that this is what the rest of our year is going to look like. 2020 shouldn’t be counted, it’s a waste. But, at the moment we have more pressing issues than our personal frustrations. India has over 6 lakh confirmed cases and it shows no signs of slowing down. The coronavirus is just running wild in our country. So, what are we going to do about this? 

Recently, our country has developed a method of using plasma therapy to treat coronavirus patients. This treatment has been proven to be successful until now. However, there is a serious dearth in plasma donors. To combat that problem, India got its first plasma bank. It was inaugurated in Delhi at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) by CM Arvind Kejriwal. The hope is that this plasma bank will make it easier for the patients to find compatible donors. 

On Sunday, Delhi saw its first-ever female plasma donor. And now, she is urging more women to donate their “anti-body rich plasma” to help others and do their part in this fight against corona. 

Also Read: Kanupriya Mal Set Up A Website To Help Find Plasma Donors For Covid-19 Patients After Her Parents Tested Positive. This Is Inspiring

Bhumika Kohli, a 20-year-old journalism student is a resident of Rohini in north-west Delhi. She had tested positive for coronavirus on May 30. Her brother, Arpit Kohli had tested positive just days before her. 

Both of them donated their plasma at the plasma bank in Delhi on Sunday. The bank coordinates with recovered patients who are eligible to donate their plasma. 

Bhumika said that she was pleasantly surprised when the doctors told her she was the first female donor. She said “Many women hesitate to participate in such exercises. There is nothing to worry about and there should be no stigma. They should come forward to help the authorities fight the pandemic. They have an important role to play.”  She further added, “The doctors gave me an appreciation certificate and asked me to record a video message to motivate others.” 

Bhumika said that AAP MLA Raghav Chadha inspired her and her brother to donate their plasma. Talking about the process, Arpit said, “We were given a pick-up and drop option. It was completely hassle-free. A few tests were conducted to ascertain if we were fit to donate plasma. The entire process took only 45 minutes.” 

The brother-sister duo is already helping by spreading the word about plasma donations. They have managed to convince their friends who are also COVID 19 survivors to donate their plasma. 

One of the main reasons that women are not being able to donate their plasma is because the eligibility criteria are very strict. Women who have been pregnant can’t donate their plasma because they develop a different kind of antibody. However, even though it’s difficult, it’s very important that Bhumika’s message is heard. 

This is the need of the hour.

https://thehauterfly.com/lifestyle/kanika-kapoor-volunteers-to-donate-her-plasma-for-the-treatment-of-other-patients-with-covid-19-we-think-it-is-a-great-gesture/

Mitali Shah

Know more

You may like

Join The #HauteSquad!

Sign up for our daily email and get the best delivered straight to your inbox. We pinky promise to make it awesome!

Popular in Entertainment

bipasha-basu-blesses-feeds-adorable-picture-devi-daddy-karan-singh-grover-instagram-cute

Bipasha Basu Blesses Our Feeds With An Adorable Picture Of Devi And Her Dad, Karan Singh Grover!

This is so pure!

December 06, 2022 | by Mehak Walia

Egyptian Actress Youssra Says She Loves Shah Rukh Khan On A “Human Level”. Mohabbat Hume Bhi Hai!

SRK has the world swooning over him!

December 06, 2022 | by Janvi Manchanda
baby planning

इन टीवी कपल्स ने किया शादी के कई सालों बाद बेबी प्लानिंग!

जानिए कौन है ये स्टार कपल्स!

December 06, 2022 | by Himanshi Chetiwal

मोटापे के वजह से खो दिया शिल्पा शिरोडकर ने मलाइका अरोड़ा के ‘छैय्या छैय्या’ गाने का ऑफर?

चौंका देने वाली वजह है।

December 06, 2022 | by Tejal Limaje

Hauterrfly

Exclusive

Editor’s Pick

Your Horoscope This Week

April 25, 2016 | by Karishma Rajani

Latest Posts

bipasha-basu-blesses-feeds-adorable-picture-devi-daddy-karan-singh-grover-instagram-cute
Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu Blesses Our Feeds With An Adorable Picture Of Devi And Her Dad, Karan Singh Grover!

This is so pure!

December 06, 2022 | by Mehak Walia
Shah Rukh Khan

Egyptian Actress Youssra Says She Loves Shah Rukh Khan On A “Human Level”. Mohabbat Hume Bhi Hai!

SRK has the world swooning over him!

December 06, 2022 | by Janvi Manchanda
aloe vera
Skin care

जानिए एलोवेरा हाइपरपिग्मेंटेशन में कैसे करता है मदद, करें यह घरेलू उपचार!

क्या सच में होगा असर?

December 06, 2022 | by Himanshi Chetiwal
baby planning
Entertainment

इन टीवी कपल्स ने किया शादी के कई सालों बाद बेबी प्लानिंग!

जानिए कौन है ये स्टार कपल्स!

December 06, 2022 | by Himanshi Chetiwal
लिटिल चैम्प्स की जज बनी ड्रीम गर्ल हेमा मालिनी, बच्चों के साथ बिताया खूबसूरत समय! दुती चंद ने अटेंड की गर्लफ्रेंड के साथ बहन की शादी, फैन्स शादी को लेकर हुए कन्फ्यूज! Keerti And Sharad Kelkar’s Family Pictures Make Our Hearts Smile! Remembering Silk Smitha’s Appeal With These Iconic Movies: Vidya Balan’s Jhumka Collection Is Jazzy And Beautiful! Rakul Preet Is A Damsel In A Daring Dress, Not In Distress  From Kim Kardashain To Emily Ratajkowski, Here Are All The Famous Women That Pete Davidson Has Dated! A Step-By-Step Guide To Colouring Your Hair Burgundy Like Avneet Kaur Krishna Shroff’s Electric Wardrobe Is Our New Favourite  Sam Bahadur Actor Fatima Sana Shaikh Is Raising Temperatures With Her Ultra-Bling Looks!