Eleven more personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, who survived the coronavirus disease 2019, have donated convalescent plasma for severely infected patients.
P/Lt. Wilma Silva, NOCPPO public information officer, said the donation was in response to the call of the Department of Health and the Provincial Health Office, in partnership with the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital Blood Bank, to join the program “Plasma Mo, Armas Ko Batuk sa COVID-19”.
Citing DOH data, Silva said the convalescent plasma of persons who had recovered from the virus contains anti-bodies that can be transferred to critically-ill COVID patients.
This will be a great help for the convalescent plasma therapy of severely-infected patients, Silva said.
Twelve police and non-uniformed personnel of NOCPPO, who were Covid survivors, had also earlier donated their plasma to the CLMMRH blood bank.
Col. Romy Palgue, acting NOCPPO provincial director, lauded the PNP personnel for donating their plasma, and the CLMMRH blood bank for making the activity possible,
at Camp Alfredo Marañon Sr. in Bacolod City on Nov. 2.
Palgue assured Negrenses that, amid the pandemic, police troopers and other agencies will never pause, and are always ready to respond to the call to fight COVID-19. -GPB