08 June 2020 – Doctors launch an initiative for COVID-19 blood plasma donors

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Indigenous Peoples
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives; Research and development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The representative of the World Health Organization in Iraq, Adham Ismail

Overview: A group of Iraqi doctors announced the launch of an initiative targeting those recovering from the emerging corona virus (Covid-19), expressing their willingness to detect, treat or perform operations for recovered people who donate their blood plasma for a period of time, while others confirmed paying the value of the plasma to those who provide it for money. The representative of the World Health Organization in Iraq, Adham Ismail, revealed in press statements that the results of the Iraqi Ministry of Health’s experiments by taking plasma samples of Coronavirus positive patients who recovered and transferred to other infected persons, were promising and showed signs of recovery on the patient within three days.
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Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Evidence/Justification: To treat Coronavirus patients