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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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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #210 on: May 11, 2020, 05:01:09 PM »
do you know what happens to the blood afterwards ? Does Bikur Cholim have a word on it?

I dont think they have a say on every donation they facilitated per say, but when someone in our community needs they are in a position to ask for whatever is available then since they facilitated so many donations

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #211 on: May 11, 2020, 05:03:06 PM »
Goes into a blood bank. Don't think so.

I don't think this is being put into a blood bank, there is an immediate need for it in hospitals.
It's not blood, it's plasma theyre taking. They filter the plasma out of the blood and return the blood into the donor.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #212 on: May 11, 2020, 05:10:39 PM »
I don't think this is being put into a blood bank, there is an immediate need for it in hospitals.
It's not blood, it's plasma theyre taking. They filter the plasma out of the blood and return the blood into the donor.
I don't know about other place but by Maimonidies it goes into the bank.

This does not mean it can't get used quickly though for someone in need. First additional tests are done on the donors blood - they take a few vials before the Plasma is drawn. If all checks out OK, the Plasma can go to a donor as soon as 24 hrs later.

This info is from a maimonides paramedic that I spoke to while donating today.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #213 on: May 11, 2020, 05:11:24 PM »
I don't think this is being put into a blood bank, there is an immediate need for it in hospitals.
It's not blood, it's plasma theyre taking. They filter the plasma out of the blood and return the blood into the donor.

Iím also under the impression that these plasma doses (?) are being used as part of clinical trials.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #214 on: May 11, 2020, 07:03:44 PM »
Iím also under the impression that these plasma doses (?) are being used as part of clinical trials.
Is the Red Cross involved in clinical trials ?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #215 on: May 11, 2020, 11:06:27 PM »
Is the Red Cross involved in clinical trials ?

I was referring to Mt. Sinai/Mayo Clinic and their affiliates, not the Red Cross.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #216 on: May 13, 2020, 11:25:51 AM »
I was referring to Mt. Sinai/Mayo Clinic and their affiliates, not the Red Cross.

I am working on organizing a drive in WH through CovidPlasma and Lakewood Bikur Cholim. They advised me that two vials are being taken at the draw. They received a grant from the NIH so one vial at the drive goes to be tested so that you can get into donation system and the other is going for epidemiology testing.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #217 on: May 13, 2020, 11:34:05 AM »
I am working on organizing a drive in WH through CovidPlasma and Lakewood Bikur Cholim. They advised me that two vials are being taken at the draw. They received a grant from the NIH so one vial at the drive goes to be tested so that you can get into donation system and the other is going for epidemiology testing.

Apparently every place is different because by Maimonides they take 4 or 5 vials. There's also different regulations for different drives regarding how often you can donate. Maimonides requires 28 days in between donations while some place allow weekly.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #218 on: May 13, 2020, 11:35:18 AM »
As a follow up to the prior questions about antibodies and multiple people in the family with different results, I would tell you not to draw conclusions from the first test results.

My AC and I and all 4 of our kids had the virus in mid March and BH we have all recovered. I was the last to manifest with symptoms (March 20), but my kids were about a week a head of me (albeit with milder symptoms).

I went with two of my kids to get tested in Brooklyn at the first antibody drive on April 22, a little more than a month after showing symptoms. I was negative but one of my kids was positive and he was about a week ahead of me with symptoms.

I went with a different kid to get her tested at Mt Sinai last week and got myself retested at the same time. My test was now positive (320) and I have been advised that your body keeps building more antibodies post infection until it plateaus.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #219 on: May 13, 2020, 11:36:45 AM »
Apparently every place is different because by Maimonides they take 4 or 5 vials. There's also different regulations for different drives regarding how often you can donate. Maimonides requires 28 days in between donations while some place allow weekly.

Was the 4-5 vials at a donation or a test draw?