As regions prepare to reopen, the need for blood has rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, but the blood supply is dangerously low. Donors can call 1-800-933-2566 or schedule an appointment online now.
NYBC is now increasing the nation’s supply of convalescent plasma by collecting donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. NYBC will collect, process the plasma for infusion, and maintain a bank for hospitals to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections. We are asking all eligible donors to come forward so we can treat as many patients as possible.
Your financial support helps us provide critical healthcare services to our communities during this pandemic, from maintaining an adequate blood supply, to collecting, testing and distributing convalescent plasma to hospitals with the hope that plasma transfusions will help save the lives of COVID-19 patients in critical need. NYBCe seeks financial support to help advance our efforts in CP patient availability, antibody testing, and in the development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine which is currently in the preclinical phase.
We are very pleased to acknowledge the revised FDA guidelines addressing the urgent need for blood during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our dedicated staff is working 24/7 to fight COVID-19 and stop this horrible pandemic.
NYBCe's Dr. Sachais is interviewed about plasma used experimentally on an emergency basis to treat coronavirus patients.
The story highlights NYBCe as the first organization in the U.S. to collect plasma from COVID-19 patients to use as a possible treatment for the virus
NYBCe's Dr. Beth Shaz is interviewed about the promising therapy of convalescent plasma to fight coronavirus.
Dr. Sachais explains how recovered COVID-19 patients can donate plasma so the virus antibodies can be used to treat people battling the novel virus.
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