Former captain of India Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday he said he had recovered from COVID-19 and would donate plasma when he was eligible.
Tendulkar, celebrating his 48th birthday on Saturday, tested positive for the virus on March 27 and had to be briefly hospitalized here as a precaution.
“I would like to send a message that the doctors told me to give. Last year I opened a plasma donation center and their message, if the plasma is given at the right time, patients can recover faster,” Tendulkar said in a video posted. on its Twitter handle.
“I personally, when allowed, will donate it and I have talked to the doctors,” he added.
Tendulkar was under house isolation after being discharged from hospital on April 8.
The donor should have no symptoms of infection for at least 14 days prior to plasma donation.
The legendary right-wing batsman called on people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma to help others. “And all of you who have recovered from COVID-19, consult your doctor and when it is permissible, please donate blood, can reduce many problems.
“We know what problems our family members, friends, have until we get sick,” added the iconic player.
Typically, plasma donated by recovered patients with COVID is used to treat patients who are positive for the virus.
Tendulkar also thanked the doctors for keeping him in a positive mood during the treatment.
“… thank you very much for your birthday wishes. It really made my day. Last month was hard for me. I was tested positive and had to be isolated for 21 days.
“Your prayers and good wishes, the prayers of my family and good wishes, friends, not least, all the doctors and the staff with them, they kept me in a positive mood and helped me recover. Thank you all very much,” he said. he.