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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 #195 on: May 04, 2020, 09:39:27 PM »
And some hospitals feel too.

A person can only be normal, when many Dr's say the same and data indicates so, and your a low risk group, why not listen to medical advice?

it's the conventional school of thought when it comes to viruses and immunity but since this is a virus we have never seen before, some are not willing to rely on the norms that we know from other viruses.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #196 on: May 05, 2020, 08:55:43 PM »
This is the paper they hand you. This is obviously not exactly the same as what they were telling us.
note that they do say for POSITIVE
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We are not sure yet wether you can potentially carry the virus and get others around you sick. Please continue to take precautions...

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #197 on: May 05, 2020, 09:06:33 PM »
note that they do say for POSITIVE
Yup.

Got my result today. Came back negative:

Component   Your Value   Standard Range
COVID 19 ANTIBODY ASSAY REPORT   Negative   Negative
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TITER   CANCELED   
Result canceled by the ancillary.

This despite my wife having tested positive in late March and having fever myself for a few days shortly thereafter. Still waiting on my wife's anitbody test result.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #198 on: May 05, 2020, 10:19:47 PM »
2 kids by me have anti bodies. Me, my wife don't have. Go figure.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #199 on: May 06, 2020, 07:00:43 AM »
2 kids by me have anti bodies. Me, my wife don't have. Go figure.

From anecdotal evidence it seems like younger males are more likely than people in the 30s-50s range to have sufficient antibody presence, regardless of whether the older group tested positive for the virus or even was hospitalized.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #200 on: May 10, 2020, 01:18:12 PM »
Donated plasma today on the first return cycle I got really dizzy and  i fainted for a sec guy said blood going back in my case was going back to fast. After that everything was perfect for rest of time. Anybody have a similar experience?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #201 on: May 10, 2020, 10:14:11 PM »
Donated plasma today on the first return cycle I got really dizzy and  i fainted for a sec guy said blood going back in my case was going back to fast. After that everything was perfect for rest of time. Anybody have a similar experience?
Did you eat / drink well beforehand?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #202 on: May 10, 2020, 10:41:43 PM »
Did you eat / drink well beforehand?
yes plenty of water and had a full breakfast before

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #203 on: May 11, 2020, 12:39:27 AM »
Donated plasma today on the first return cycle I got really dizzy and  i fainted for a sec guy said blood going back in my case was going back to fast. After that everything was perfect for rest of time. Anybody have a similar experience?

Donated too today.

Medic said they had ppl faint last week when returning blood so they reduced speed.

It went in eventful by be me. It took 38 min on the machine

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #204 on: May 11, 2020, 12:44:55 AM »
Donated too today.

Medic said they had ppl faint last week when returning blood so they reduced speed.

It went in eventful by be me. It took 38 min on the machine
thanks for the info. where did you donate?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #205 on: May 11, 2020, 11:29:38 AM »
I donated yesterday morning at the American Red Cross in Camden, NJ.
[Tested through bikur cholim in Lkwd.]
Simple process, they try to get 650 mL of plasma [can take between 3 -5 rounds of blood filtering depending on your red blood cell count], but 130+ is enough for a basic patient.
No dizziness etc normally associated with donating blood, as all your blood is put back in you. Only hydration is needed, and they reccomend no alcohol or caffiene for 12 hours while the body rehydrates.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #206 on: May 11, 2020, 11:59:34 AM »
I donated yesterday morning at the American Red Cross in Camden, NJ.
[Tested through bikur cholim in Lkwd.]
Simple process, they try to get 650 mL of plasma [can take between 3 -5 rounds of blood filtering depending on your red blood cell count], but 130+ is enough for a basic patient.
No dizziness etc normally associated with donating blood, as all your blood is put back in you. Only hydration is needed, and they reccomend no alcohol or caffiene for 12 hours while the body rehydrates.
do you know what happens to the blood afterwards ? Does Bikur Cholim have a word on it?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #207 on: May 11, 2020, 01:23:51 PM »
Any data on the effectiveness of plasma treatment?
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #208 on: May 11, 2020, 04:04:37 PM »
do you know what happens to the blood afterwards ? Does Bikur Cholim have a word on it?
Goes into a blood bank. Don't think so.

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