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You can apply at https://covidserum.com/ to register with Mount Sinai and at top left corner click tab to get tested in most N.Y. Jewish neighborhoods
There is this from a private organization
https://covidplasmasavealife.com/
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #140 on: April 28, 2020, 08:28:37 PM »
In order to not share results they told him heís NOT eligible to donate?! Sounds farfetched to me.
No, I'm just saying there's a possibility that they mistakenly sent him the wrong email, and you can't know as they aren't sharing the actual results.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #141 on: April 28, 2020, 08:38:07 PM »
E) You are a woman with HLA antibodies, sent their general "rejection" letter
Never had an organ transplant, transfusion, or pregnancy in my life.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #142 on: April 28, 2020, 08:38:48 PM »
Scary. How long before your antibody test did your symptoms subside?
About 4 weeks.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #143 on: April 28, 2020, 08:39:30 PM »
I submitted an information release form to Mayo Clinic for the lab report
Link?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #144 on: April 28, 2020, 08:41:58 PM »
I also had negative antibodies and many in my immediate family had anti bodies 320+, so it can just be that my immune system just didn't build up any anti bodies. I had little symptoms.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #147 on: April 28, 2020, 10:47:06 PM »
has everyone that tested thru lakewood biker cholem gotten there results? i'm still waiting

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #148 on: April 28, 2020, 10:56:41 PM »
has everyone that tested thru lakewood biker cholem gotten there results? i'm still waiting
Yes tons of ppl did last week already

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #149 on: April 28, 2020, 11:24:30 PM »
Yes tons of ppl did last week already
Detailed results or just if you are eligible to donate plasma?

ETA did you do test at the Lakewood drive or in NY?
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #150 on: April 28, 2020, 11:26:28 PM »
Detailed results or just if you are eligible to donate plasma?
Just eligibility.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #151 on: April 29, 2020, 11:47:09 AM »
For some reason I feel like if itís for research (and not for transfusion to COVID patients), there has to be more transparency about whether anyone is making bank on this.
https://agudah.org/blood-plasma-donations-a-lifesaving-story-of-achdus-and-dedication/
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Early on Tuesday, Lakewood Bikur Cholim was notified by the Mayo Clinic that their labs would accept 5,000 blood-antibody test units if testing would take place on Wednesday and delivered to their Rochester, Minnesota labs by Thursday morning. In turn, Lakewood Bikur Cholim reached out to other regional communities to offer a share in the opportunity.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #152 on: April 29, 2020, 02:14:04 PM »
I submitted an information release form to Mayo Clinic for the lab report, lets see what happens.
They just emailed me the results, anyone know how high index of 1.48 is?
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SARS-CoV-2 IgG Ab

Abn
Positive
SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies detected.

Results suggest recent or prior infection with SARS-
CoV-2. Correlation with epidemiologic risk factors and other

clinical and laboratory findings is recommended. Serologic
results should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose recent
SARS-CoV-2 infection. Infrequently, false positive results may be
due to prior infection with other human coronaviruses.

1 SDL
Reference Value
Index: < 1.01

SARS-CoV-2 IgG Index
1.48
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #153 on: April 29, 2020, 02:24:44 PM »
Yes. My order was given by Jersey Shore to a specific frum patient in the icu. No idea who though. As far as amount of blood taken, they took maybe 3oz in total. The blood that they take gets drawn out and the plasma is then filtered through a machine. Once that happens they put the blood back and draw again. They did that about 4 or five times. A little uncomfortable when they put back the blood as they also give saline which feels real cold. Other than that was a great experience.
When I donated stem cells for GOL, I was hooked up to a machine for hours. Blood went out one arm and back in the other. Really strange feeling. They heated the blood so my blood vessel wouldn't restrict. I was sweating bullets so they turned off the heating. But then they couldn't get the blood back into my body, so they turned the heater back on. Sweated through the rest of the donation
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #154 on: April 29, 2020, 03:04:45 PM »
They just emailed me the results, anyone know how high index of 1.48 is?
According to Mayo Clinic, Index of > or =1.01 to <1.21 is intermediate, so you're above that line by a decent margin.
https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/609035

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #155 on: April 29, 2020, 03:07:54 PM »
According to Mayo Clinic, Index of > or =1.01 to <1.21 is intermediate, so you're above that line by a decent margin.
https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/609035
I wonder how high it goes though.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #156 on: April 29, 2020, 06:29:31 PM »
They just emailed me the results, anyone know how high index of 1.48 is?

How did you know your Patient ID and Health Care Facility for the form?

I did my drive through LRBCOL in Brooklyn last week and got the email confirming my appointment with a four digit ID number. Is that the number you used and what was the facility you listed?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #157 on: April 29, 2020, 06:35:10 PM »
How did you know your Patient ID and Health Care Facility for the form?

I did my drive through LRBCOL in Brooklyn last week and got the email confirming my appointment with a four digit ID number. Is that the number you used and what was the facility you listed?
I skipped patient ID. I did through Bikur Cholim of Lakewood and entered that as the "clinic".
Got a callback within a few hours if I authorize them sending me the results via email instead of mail. They need to make sure since the email is not secure. Ummm since when is mail secure?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #158 on: April 29, 2020, 07:35:17 PM »
I skipped patient ID. I did through Bikur Cholim of Lakewood and entered that as the "clinic".
Got a callback within a few hours if I authorize them sending me the results via email instead of mail. They need to make sure since the email is not secure. Ummm since when is mail secure?
Same here.

So is it negative?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #159 on: April 29, 2020, 08:09:43 PM »
Same here.

So is it negative?
Yes. All the way. Not even .1 of an antibody.