A recovered patient of coronavirus refused to donate his blood plasma to a critical Covid patient due to the recipient’s Shia sect. A middle-aged man at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad was admitted to the hospital after being infected with the deadly virus. When his condition turned critical a few days ago, the family went out in search for plasma of a recovered patient.
A number of concerned citizens including medical students currently working to connect plasma donors and recipients managed to find a donor for the patient, but when he was informed about the details of the recipient; he immediately backed out. A member of the said group Anzala Kazmi told Naya Daur that the donor refused to give his plasma when he found out that the patient who will receive it was Shia by faith.
Kazmi had first posted this information on her Facebook page, after which Naya Daur reached out to her to get details.