Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 11:27 GMT
FILE - Sonja Krauthoefer of the University Hospital Erlangen checks donated blood and plasma samples - Reuters
CAIRO - 26 July 2020: Health Minister Hala Zayed said Sunday that 281 people have donated their blood plasma at plasma collection centers since July 14.
Donors are being received in six plasma donation centers in five governorates, spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said, adding that 20 other centers are to open later this year.
Egypt has launched the national plasma donation project as part of a presidential initiative for the production and self-sufficiency of plasma derivatives.
The project will help achieve self-sufficiency of plasma derivatives, thus providing medicines for many chronic diseases, liver and kidney illnesses, and burns.
Supervisor of the national plasma donation project Nevine el Nahas urged those above 18 years to actively take part in the project and periodically donate their plasma every two weeks in line with instructions of the World Health Organization.
All donation centers are fully mechanized and equipped with the latest equipment and technologies in the field of plasma in accordance with international standards, the minister noted.