Hyderabad is facing dengue} menace with a lot of people testing positive of the vector-borne disease. Amid this an oversized variety of individuals are coming back forward to donate platelets, serving to blood banks and hospitals keep ready for an emergency, according TOI.
The platelet count of the patient detected with dengue virus drops drastically creating him/her a lot of weak and immune to different diseases. Patients have advised transfusion once their platelet count drops below twenty,000. Notably, Hyderabad has recorded over five hundred dengue fever cases within the previous few months.
According to the report, Krishan Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), one amongst the most important hospitals in Hyderabad with one,000 beds, has witnessed a sudden rise within the variety of donors landing at their bank on a daily basis. “Two months back, we used to receive concerning sixty single platelet donors per month. But now, the quantity has increased to two hundred SDPs per month. within the last 2 days itself, we’ve received over thirty donors who have come to the fore to gift platelets,” Hitesh Kumar, advisor transfusion medicine at KIMS was quoted as speech by the daily.