Drug News (Medindia)

COVID-19: Why Some Women are Not Eligible for Plasma Donation

Women with a history of pregnancy are not eligible to donate blood plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 infection because their blood may contain HLA antibodies that can leads to a fatal complication known as Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury, in the plasma recipient.

Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 Count Cross 1 Lakh Mark

Tamil Nadu crossed the grim milestone of over one lakh COVID-19 cases, reporting 4,329 new infections and 64 fatalities, pushing the death toll to 1,385.