Spike in demand for platelets as dengue, fever cases increase

  • | Monday | 21st October, 2019

“Most hospitals use platelets collected from random donors, that is platelets separated from whole blood. A government doctor told Express that there was definitely an increase in need for platelets due to fever cases. We struggled for two days to arrange platelet donors for him,” says one regular donor. “Also, as government and private hospitals are overcrowded with fever and dengue cases, my college mate was sent back by a private hospital at Porur as its ICU was full on Saturday. “However, not all dengue patients require platelets.

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