Pune: Police Commissioner Office had registered a 345 for the plasma donation so far. The city police had started a plasma donation drive on July 30 and have since then successfully provided plasma to 49 patients by acting as bridge between the donors and those in need. The initiative, which entered its 23rd day last week, recently received appreciation from chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Pune police commissioner K Venkatesham and former divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar heralded the drive by starting a dedicated webpage – https://puneplasma.in. They had requested the recovered patients to donate their plasma, and the initiative has been turning out be a successful life saving effort.
Deputy commissioner of police (special branch) Mitesh Ghatte and assistant inspector Preeti Shintre are coordinating the drive. “Those in need of plasma or want to donate can contact Shintre on her WhatsApp number, 9960530321, by specifying their detailed requests,” Ghatte said.
The police said the online platform would ensure that all the plasma donors were registered and a database was maintained.
The police said in the past 10 days, they had received 345 applications for plasma donation.