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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 #160 on: April 29, 2020, 09:45:41 PM »
Some perspective why they might want so much testing done
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/us/coronavirus-plasma-donors.html
Quote from this article https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/smarter-living/coronavirus-convalescent-plasma-antibodies.html
As of Wednesday, about 35,000 people have reached out to Mount Sinai, in New York, to see if they are candidates; about 6,000 have been screened for antibodies; and more than 1,000 high-antibody producers have been identified. Mount Sinai has given plasma to more than 150 people and counting, according to a spokeswoman. @hvaces42

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #161 on: April 30, 2020, 01:55:04 PM »
I skipped patient ID. I did through Bikur Cholim of Lakewood and entered that as the "clinic".
Got a callback within a few hours if I authorize them sending me the results via email instead of mail. They need to make sure since the email is not secure. Ummm since when is mail secure?
Hi, had the same experience. Filled out the form, got the call today and received my results within 5 minutes. According to my report my antibodies level is 3.56. What does that mean?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #162 on: April 30, 2020, 01:57:35 PM »
Hi, had the same experience. Filled out the form, got the call today and received my results within 5 minutes. According to my report my antibodies level is 3.56. What does that mean?

High levels according to Mayo Clinic

See this post
They just emailed me the results, anyone know how high index of 1.48 is?
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #163 on: April 30, 2020, 02:12:57 PM »
It seems that Mt. Sinai and Mayo Clinic are using very different metrics (minimum of 320 for MS vs. 1.01 [?] for MC). Anybody know how these numbers correlate?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #164 on: April 30, 2020, 02:24:45 PM »
Hi, had the same experience. Filled out the form, got the call today and received my results within 5 minutes. According to my report my antibodies level is 3.56. What does that mean?

Me too - I emailed the form and got a call within 4 hours and the results came by email less than 5 minutes later.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #165 on: April 30, 2020, 02:34:59 PM »
Anyone can post link to form to get results? having a difficult time finding which one I send
Also I write bikur cholim ?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #166 on: April 30, 2020, 02:36:32 PM »
Anyone can post link to form to get results? having a difficult time finding which one I send
Also I write bikur cholim ?

If its a Mayo clinic test @shapsam has reported success requesting records direct.
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #167 on: April 30, 2020, 02:50:21 PM »
It seems that Mt. Sinai and Mayo Clinic are using very different metrics (minimum of 320 for MS vs. 1.01 [?] for MC). Anybody know how these numbers correlate?
I have 1:160 (tested for Mount Sinai via Refuah health Center) and according to their automated system it is enough to donate blood.

Quote from the FDA:"When measurement of neutralizing antibody titers is available, we recommend neutralizing antibody titers of at least 1:160. A titer of 1:80 may be considered acceptable if an alternative matched unit is not available."
https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/investigational-new-drug-ind-or-device-exemption-ide-process-cber/recommendations-investigational-covid-19-convalescent-plasma
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #168 on: April 30, 2020, 02:51:31 PM »
I have 1:160 (tested for Mount Sinai via Refuah health Center) and according to their automated system it is enough to donate blood.

Quote from the FDA:"When measurement of neutralizing antibody titers is available, we recommend neutralizing antibody titers of at least 1:160. A titer of 1:80 may be considered acceptable if an alternative matched unit is not available."
https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/investigational-new-drug-ind-or-device-exemption-ide-process-cber/recommendations-investigational-covid-19-convalescent-plasma
Did they say that number or you used a formula to get it?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #169 on: April 30, 2020, 02:54:22 PM »
If its a Mayo clinic test @shapsam has reported success requesting records direct.
Yes itís mayo , I canít find the proper link to form to request the results.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #170 on: April 30, 2020, 02:57:12 PM »
Did they say that number or you used a formula to get it?
The automated system says as follows: "Awesome, you have enough antibodies to donate blood and help others, your antibody count is 160, someone from Mt Sinai will call you to schedule an appointment."
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #171 on: April 30, 2020, 03:05:32 PM »
I did the bikur cholim Lkwd test. They had me go yesterday to RWJ in New Brunswick. They did an iron prick, weight and height, blood pressure then hooked me up to the machine. I was on it for about a half hour. It was pretty painless, same as giving blood. Iím not sure where to get results if I wanted.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #172 on: April 30, 2020, 03:10:51 PM »
Yes itís mayo , I canít find the proper link to form to request the results.

https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/customer-service/patient-reports.html

If you email them the form they call within hours to confirm that they can email back your results. (assuming you include your email on the form)

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #173 on: April 30, 2020, 05:41:33 PM »
It seems that Mt. Sinai and Mayo Clinic are using very different metrics (minimum of 320 for MS vs. 1.01 [?] for MC). Anybody know how these numbers correlate?
I think this is partially based on a small mistake by the OP, in the link to the Mayo Clinic (https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/609035) it actually says "Indeterminate (Index of > or =1.01 to <1.21):
Repeat testing in 7 to 10 days may be considered to determine definitive serologic status." not intermediate, means something different.....
 

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #174 on: April 30, 2020, 05:45:48 PM »
Yes itís mayo , I canít find the proper link to form to request the results.
For you or anyone who did with Bikur Cholim because I believe it was ll with the Mayo Clinic, here is the link, https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/customer-service/patient-reports.html, you leave patient ID blank and put in Bikur Cholim name and address and phone number. When I emailed the form to the email address on that link, I asked to have it emailed, they called to confirm, and emailed 5 minutes later.

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #175 on: April 30, 2020, 06:55:51 PM »
For you or anyone who did with Bikur Cholim because I believe it was ll with the Mayo Clinic, here is the link, https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/customer-service/patient-reports.html, you leave patient ID blank and put in Bikur Cholim name and address and phone number. When I emailed the form to the email address on that link, I asked to have it emailed, they called to confirm, and emailed 5 minutes later.
what is the address and phone number of the biker cholem?

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #176 on: April 30, 2020, 06:58:22 PM »
what is the address and phone number of the biker cholem?
Google is your friend

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #177 on: April 30, 2020, 06:59:42 PM »
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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #178 on: April 30, 2020, 07:11:45 PM »
blocked on my filter so DDF is my friend :)

Bikur Cholim of Lakewood
Address: 93 Prospect St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: (732) 905-3020

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Re: Donating blood/plasmas
« Reply #179 on: April 30, 2020, 07:18:35 PM »
Bikur Cholim of Lakewood
Address: 93 Prospect St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: (732) 905-3020
thank you