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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 #120 on: April 27, 2020, 10:00:03 PM »
If Bikur Cholim dropped off 2700 samples and only 1000 had enough antibodies to donate, does that mean that less than 50% of those that got tested have immunity?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #121 on: April 27, 2020, 10:03:51 PM »
If Bikur Cholim dropped off 2700 samples and only 1000 had enough antibodies to donate, does that mean that less than 50% of those that got tested have immunity?
No. Many could be under the amount of antibodies needed to donate.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #122 on: April 27, 2020, 10:06:25 PM »
If Bikur Cholim dropped off 2700 samples and only 1000 had enough antibodies to donate, does that mean that less than 50% of those that got tested have immunity?

Please stop calling it immunity, I donít think itís 100% clear to anyone

1.  What the definitive threshold of antibodies are needed to guarantee immunity
2. How long those are expected to last
3. That there arenít other live strains from which said patient is not immune
And what I think is most important of all:
4. That a patient with said level of antibodies is definitively not shedding the virus and risking spreading it to others.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #123 on: April 27, 2020, 10:14:29 PM »
Does anyone know if they are doing another drive in Lakewood? (I heard from a doctor maybe tomorrow but I may have misunderstood?)

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #124 on: April 27, 2020, 10:27:29 PM »
Does anyone know if they are doing another drive in Lakewood? (I heard from a doctor maybe tomorrow but I may have misunderstood?)
Site now says Wednesday New:research program not sure what that means sounds like a different thing

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #125 on: April 28, 2020, 12:53:47 AM »
Site now says Wednesday New:research program not sure what that means sounds like a different thing
Which site? I can't find anything.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #126 on: April 28, 2020, 05:51:47 AM »

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #127 on: April 28, 2020, 05:57:49 AM »
If Bikur Cholim dropped off 2700 samples and only 1000 had enough antibodies to donate, does that mean that less than 50% of those that got tested have immunity?

No. Many could be under the amount of antibodies needed to donate.

There may have been many  women in the potential donor pool and the direction that those with the HLA antibody cannot donate came late in the process.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #128 on: April 28, 2020, 07:05:54 AM »
EMERGENCY REQUEST FOR BLOOD PLASMA

The following requirements must be met to donate:

1) previously tested positive for covid-19. Now symptom free and full recovered.

2) test showing the presence of antibodies

3) may be male or female, however, a female cannot have ever been pregnant

4) blood type: a+

Donor must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs.

Please call Moshe Plotkin to make arrangements 323-994-1922

This is a good family friend in serious condition. Please contact the number if you're eligible. He lives in Los Angeles, so doesn't have access to all the donor plasma being donated in New York. The family will take care of all the arrangements for you.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #129 on: April 28, 2020, 12:11:38 PM »
Did anyone who went to the April 22nd antibody drive (BP or Flatbush) get their results yet?

I emailed them and they gave me "results" for me and the two kids. They would not give any specific information, just positive or below the threshold to donate.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #130 on: April 28, 2020, 12:28:05 PM »
Did anyone who went to the April 22nd antibody drive (BP or Flatbush) get their results yet?
nope

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #131 on: April 28, 2020, 01:47:32 PM »
Registration is open in Lakewood it says itís for research and plasma donation

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #132 on: April 28, 2020, 02:30:49 PM »
Registration is open in Lakewood it says itís for research and plasma donation

The signup does not mention plasma donation only research but when I signed up it still stated you must be willing to travel to donate etc..

Additionally in the email confirmation they sent me they are not going to give you any results so I was thinking of cancelling. Although I am willing to donate to help someone or for research but I do expect to see what they are testing and what the results were.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #133 on: April 28, 2020, 07:27:58 PM »
nope
just got email saying I'm eligible

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #134 on: April 28, 2020, 08:08:17 PM »
The signup does not mention plasma donation only research but when I signed up it still stated you must be willing to travel to donate etc..

Additionally in the email confirmation they sent me they are not going to give you any results so I was thinking of cancelling. Although I am willing to donate to help someone or for research but I do expect to see what they are testing and what the results were.

For some reason I feel like if itís for research (and not for transfusion to COVID patients), there has to be more transparency about whether anyone is making bank on this.