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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 #75 on: April 26, 2020, 05:31:01 PM »
The site now says Crown Heights coming soon you canít register yet but keep checking back
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #76 on: April 26, 2020, 05:45:44 PM »
Bh, I had the zichus of donating plasma. It was a great feeling.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #77 on: April 26, 2020, 05:46:32 PM »
Bh, I had the zichus of donating plasma. It was a great feeling.

I did it this morning. Drove from Lakewood to Parsippany.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #78 on: April 26, 2020, 05:46:39 PM »
Bh, I had the zichus of donating plasma. It was a great feeling.
Do they take a lot of blood?
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #79 on: April 26, 2020, 05:51:50 PM »
Registration opened for crown heights

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #80 on: April 26, 2020, 05:53:18 PM »
Do they take a lot of blood?

I didnít do it but they probably just take one vial, I donít even think they take two. Plasma is significant though, and if youíre getting tested for antibodies through this itís with the intent to donate plasma if you have antibodies.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #81 on: April 26, 2020, 06:16:23 PM »
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #82 on: April 26, 2020, 06:19:05 PM »
why are women with multiple prior pregnancies excluded?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #83 on: April 26, 2020, 06:34:16 PM »
why are women with multiple prior pregnancies excluded?

I went to the drive last week and they sent this email to me after I registered to explain the exclusion:

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Women who have been pregnant more than once have a 20 - 30% chance of having something called an HLA antibody, which would make their plasma not able to be used. Although the New York Blood Center will test for that antibody, and not use the plasma if the antibody is present, there remains a 20 - 30% chance that the plasma from women pregnant more than once will not be usable. Whether a woman has this antibody will not be known until they go to donate plasma and the plasma is tested for this antibody. Therefore, during this current testing drive, we would like to first fill the available slots with men and women who have not been pregnant more than once, to maximize the efficiency of the collections. IF YOU HAVE HAD MORE THAN ONE PREGNANCY, PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE ANTIBODY TESTING DRIVE TODAY. Just to be clear, if this applies to you, you ARE still eligible for donations, just not antibody testing during THIS drive. We will keep you updated if and when these guidelines change. Our deepest apologies for the confusion and any inconvenience caused, tizku límitzvos!

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #84 on: April 26, 2020, 06:41:29 PM »
They ask that you confirm real symptoms like over 99 fever.
Anyone know if they accept other symptoms like a combination of cough, muscle ach, weakness?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #85 on: April 26, 2020, 06:43:42 PM »
They ask that you confirm real symptoms like over 99 fever.
Anyone know if they accept other symptoms like a combination of cough, muscle ach, weakness?
would it be fair to include it as 'like' fever?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #86 on: April 26, 2020, 07:16:11 PM »
Bh, I had the zichus of donating plasma. It was a great feeling.
Any details if where they will use it ?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #87 on: April 26, 2020, 07:32:13 PM »
Any details if where they will use it ?

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.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #88 on: April 26, 2020, 08:12:42 PM »
would it be fair to include it as 'like' fever?
Question is what else is "real" symptoms?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #89 on: April 26, 2020, 08:38:25 PM »
why are women with multiple prior pregnancies excluded?
Higher risk of clotting issues.
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