Red Cross plans log of recovered patients

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News:The Indian Red Cross Society is starting a database of people who have recovered from Covid-19 so that they can be potential plasma donors for convalescent plasma therapy(use of blood from the recovered patients to treat severely sick patents).

Facts:

  • Indian Red Cross Society is a voluntary humanitarian organization established in 1920 under the Indian Red Cross Society Act.The act was amended in 1992 and rules were formed in 1994.
  • Aim: To provide relief in times of disasters/emergencies and promote health & care of the vulnerable people and communities.
  • It is also a leading member of the largest independent humanitarian organization in the world, the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement.
  • The President of India is the President and Union Health Minister is the Chairman of the Society.
  • National Managing Body: It consists of 19 members with the Chairman and 6 members nominated by the President and the remaining 12 are elected by the state and union territory branches through an electoral college.