On Saturday, Santosh Totwani, a Nagpur businessman who survived coronavirus, became the 1st COVID-19 survivor from the city to donate his blood plasma for a clinical trial to treat critically ill coronavirus patients.
Totwani, who test positive after he returned from Delhi in March, was discharged from GMCH after recovery on April 10. Along with Totwani, who was the 5th coronavirus patient in the city, his 14-year-old son, his wife and his elderly mother too had tested positive for the virus and were discharged after recovery.
Totwani’s sample was collected on Saturday afternoon by a team from GMCH at Jeevan Jyoti Blood Bank situated at Laxmi Nagar. Totwani reportedly got a call from GMCH 20 days back asking him whether he would donate his plasma. Totwani agreed and the sample was taken. As per reports, other patients who have recovered in Nagpur are also being counseled to donate their blood plasma.