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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 #21 on: April 20, 2020, 03:05:29 PM »
Well I would want to go to the great neck mobile unit, not monsey.
And I'd want to know before if I qualify
Ok so you go to https://covidserum.com and click top right corner select great neck

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2020, 03:11:22 PM »
Ok so you go to https://covidserum.com and click top right corner select great neck
Thanks. Forms closed :(
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2020, 03:36:58 PM »
Thanks. Forms closed :(
There is a number too though I think you need luck there too 845-694-6363
I would suggest you just walk up there during hours

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2020, 04:49:25 PM »
There is a number too though I think you need luck there too 845-694-6363
I would suggest you just walk up there during hours

He stated earlier he’s trying to find out before going if he qualifies.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2020, 05:08:47 PM »
He stated earlier he’s trying to find out before going if he qualifies.
Basicly everyone qualifys as long as you had some type  of symptoms for some time

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2020, 05:13:02 PM »
Basicly everyone qualifys as long as you had some type  of symptoms for some time

I’ve had a dry cough on and off for two months (still have one now), and other symptoms that passed. I never got tested for infection. Would definitely want to donate plasma if I have antibodies, can I get tested? Do you think they’d want to screen me?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2020, 05:39:39 PM »
I’ve had a dry cough on and off for two months (still have one now), and other symptoms that passed. I never got tested for infection. Would definitely want to donate plasma if I have antibodies, can I get tested? Do you think they’d want to screen me?
probably yes heard from someone tested in Monsey that basically the computer made the decision you just tweak answers a little they were very generous not to many questions asked

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2020, 09:44:42 PM »
GiftOfLife emailed me with a survey link for people who had been infected with COVID-19 to sign up for antibody testing for plasma donation.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2020, 11:43:43 PM »
A close relative of mine tested for Covid-19 and it came back negative. He managed to get an Anti Body test and it came back, as him having the Anti Body.

Not sure which test was inaccurate but most likely it was the original Covid test. He had the  symptoms.

I am wondering was % of test are inaccurate.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2020, 11:49:58 PM »
A close relative of mine tested for Covid-19 and it came back negative. He managed to get an Anti Body test and it came back, as him having the Anti Body.

Not sure which test was inaccurate but most likely it was the original Covid test. He had the  symptoms.

I am wondering was % of test are inaccurate.
The Covid tests are significantly less reliable than the antibody tests, but they can both have been accurate. The Covid test has to have been administered while he was shedding to test positive, while antibodies can have built up at any moment from when he contracted the virus and on.

So antibody test =had it at some point. Covid test = contagious at that time.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2020, 11:51:31 PM »
The Covid tests are significantly less reliable than the antibody tests, but they can both have been accurate. The Covid test has to have been administered while he was shedding to test positive, while antibodies can have built up at any moment from when he contracted the virus and on.

So antibody test =had it at some point. Covid test = contagious at that time.
This can mean, many people testing negative actually had/have the virus and the actual numbers are even more skewed.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2020, 11:52:18 PM »
The Covid tests are significantly less reliable than the antibody tests

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NYT is saying that many of the rapid antibody tests are of doubtful reliability because the FDA was too quick to approve 90 companies for producing these tests without adequate oversight.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2020, 11:53:15 PM »
This can mean, many people testing negative actually had/have the virus and the actual numbers are even more skewed.

This is likely the case. Very possible some of the infection tests had 20-30% (or higher?) false negative.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2020, 11:55:49 PM »
This can mean, many people testing negative actually had/have the virus and the actual numbers are even more skewed.
Theoretically. Then again, it’s self understood that many people in Lakewood who have not tested positive have/had it, including asymptomatic. Certainly a large percentage of people showing symptoms have had it. You can never put too much faith in negatives, since they can miss the virus, although they’re definitely largely accurate unless someone’s doing something really wrong.

In summation: there can definitely have been many false negatives, but the large majority were accurate, so anecdotal evidence doesn’t hold up here. Also, your story doesn’t necessarily contradict the accuracy of either test, though it certainly raises the possibility.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2020, 11:56:37 PM »
There also a letter floating around signed by a ton of Drs in the community saying that the antibody tests are extremely inaccurate, giving them out is a disservice people will think, if they supposedly had it they can relax restrictions which would be extremely dangerous

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2020, 11:57:56 PM »
There also a letter floating around signed by a ton of Drs in the community saying that the antibody tests are extremely inaccurate, giving them out is a disservice people will think, if they supposedly had it they can relax restrictions which would be extremely dangerous
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)

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2020, 12:02:01 AM »
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NYT is saying that many of the rapid antibody tests are of doubtful reliability because the FDA was too quick to approve 90 companies for producing these tests without adequate oversight.
Don’t 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
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2020, 12:03:25 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?
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2020, 12:04:10 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)

Source?