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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 #40 on: April 21, 2020, 12:05:30 AM »
Donít have links now but Covid tests have been shown to be quite inaccurate, relatively speaking, and the official antibody tests from the 5 top labs (which the Mayo Clinic uses) are supposed to be 99.5% accurate

Right, but the rapid antibody tests anyone can take at urgent care arenít the same.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2020, 12:05:50 AM »
are there false positives or just false negatives? Wondering about false positives for someone who was sick a month ago and is still testing positive, does that mean they are still contagious?
False positives are much less likely, especially among a large group that do have it
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2020, 12:06:12 AM »
Source?
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2020, 09:41:30 AM »
Donít have links now but Covid tests have been shown to be quite inaccurate, relatively speaking, and the official antibody tests from the 5 top labs (which the Mayo Clinic uses) are supposed to be 99.5% accurate
I wold think it would depend where he did the antibodies test if it was just a random thatís what everyone is warning about but if done with a hospital Mt Sinai/Mayo I would assume they have accurate tests

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2020, 11:58:28 AM »
main problem i heard with antibody test is that it will give you a false positive if you had any other type of coronavirus (some flus for examplre)

the flu is caused by influenza virus which is a different virus from coronavirus, so this make no sense.

The specificity of the test designed by Cellex which was approved by FDA for EUA on diagnostics, is 95.6%. The ones that arent approved, but are being misused in public have specificity between 50-75%.

You can see the results of various serology tests out there, here:
https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/COVID-19/serology/Serology-based-tests-for-COVID-19.html
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2020, 12:05:02 PM »
the flu is caused by influenza virus which is a different virus from coronavirus, so this make no sense.

The specificity of the test designed by Cellex which was approved by FDA for EUA on diagnostics, is 95.6%. The ones that arent approved, but are being misused in public have specificity between 50-75%.

You can see the results of various serology tests out there, here:
https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/COVID-19/serology/Serology-based-tests-for-COVID-19.html
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2020, 12:06:39 PM »
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Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2020, 12:40:15 PM »
I was positive and then I tested in Mt Sinai, and BH I have high antibodies. I also tested negative. They told me they would call me back because I am a candidate to give blood, I think they called me on Pesach.
I'm interested in donating. My blood type is a positive. Please PM me for more information. I live in Flatbush but I can go anywhere if it's for Hatzolas Nefoshos

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2020, 01:35:09 PM »
I was positive and then I tested in Mt Sinai, and BH I have high antibodies. I also tested negative. They told me they would call me back because I am a candidate to give blood, I think they called me on Pesach.
I'm interested in donating. My blood type is a positive. Please PM me for more information. I live in Flatbush but I can go anywhere if it's for Hatzolas Nefoshos

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2020, 04:41:52 PM »
So happy to hear that Reb Aaron Teitelbaumís Rebitzin is feeling much better after receiving plasma donations in Mount Sinai. Who knows... my dw donated there last week Monday.
Just as a matter of fact, his rebetzin got worse and stayed in critical condition a couple of days after getting plasma. So Im not seeing it being the miracle cure yet. I hope I'm wrong
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2020, 08:48:48 PM »
The Covid test has to have been administered while he was shedding to test positive

Covid test = contagious at that time.
They currently believe a positive test does not mean still contagious. Someone who tests positive weeks after symptoms is told they can go out, but should be cautious.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2020, 08:50:17 PM »
They currently believe a positive test does not mean still contagious. Someone who tests positive weeks after symptoms is told they can go out, but should be cautious.
Was wondering the same thing. Do you have a source?
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2020, 08:53:01 PM »
Was wondering the same thing. Do you have a source?
A close relative of mine who tested positive 3 times so far was told this by Mt Sinai.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2020, 08:54:29 PM »
A close relative of mine who tested positive 3 times so far was told this by Mt Sinai.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2020, 09:24:13 PM »
This organization https://covidplasmasavealife.com/ which is now partnered  with the Agudah is now accepting even without positive test

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2020, 09:44:42 PM »
This organization https://covidplasmasavealife.com/ which is now partnered  with the Agudah is now accepting even without positive test
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2020, 10:31:42 PM »
Lakewood Bikur Cholim is now doing a couple of drives in NY   https://plasma.lrbcol.org/

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2020, 10:51:21 PM »
This organization https://covidplasmasavealife.com/ which is now partnered  with the Agudah is now accepting even without positive test
mt Sinai also doesn't require tested positive
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2020, 10:58:43 PM »
mt Sinai also doesn't require tested positive
Correct but the one posted did not take up until now only with test I think itís a change in Mayoís policy