What is Convalescent Plasma Therapy?
People who recover from COVID-19 develop antibodies against it and these antibodies have been shown to remain in their bloodstream even after they fully recover. In Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT), these antibodies are extracted from healthy people’s blood who have recovered from the virus and given to COVID patients in a critical condition whose immune system is unable to produce antibodies against the virus on its own.
What is the 10 second promise?
Our 10 second promise guarantees that every patient who registers on our website will be assigned a donor within 10 seconds (given that a donor is available) because we understand how stressful it can be to wait for a match while a loved one is in a critical condition.
I am concerned about my phone number being leaked to spammers.
Protecting the privacy of our users is one of our topmost priorities, which is why we do not share any personal information of our users with each other. Instead, we use a technique called call masking in which donors and patients are sent a phone number that they need to call after which our platform reroutes their call to the donor/patient that they are supposed to talk with. This process is like how when you book a cab using Uber, you do not get your driver’s phone number, instead Uber redirects your call to them.
If you're interested in how we implement call masking on the server side, you can take a look at the diagram below:
I am concered about getting too many donation requests as a donor.
Our platform spread requests evenly amongst our users. After a donation is completed, our platform updates its records and takes the number of times someone has donated before into account before assigning a new request to them.
Don't worry, we promise to not send you an unreasonable number of requests!
I am concerned about being matched with someone who's located far away from me.
Our matching algorithm takes the locations of our users and donors into account and matches a patient with the closest available donor within a reasonable distance. If anything, our algorithm is probably much more sensitive to distance than it should be and if it can't find a match close to you, it will not even look at donors far away from you. So, you can be assured that if you were matched with someone, then they must be located fairly close to you.