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URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD AND PLATELET DONORS

Due to winter weather, we have an urgent need for donors, ESPECIALLY O- blood donors! Please make your appointment ASAP! At this time, all donations made at centers and blood drives are being tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

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ANTIBODY TESTING NOW AVAILABLE

Extended to February 28! We will be testing donors who make a blood or platelet donation for antibodies to COVID-19 at our fixed site donor centers from February 1 - 28. We will also be testing blood donors at all blood drives.

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COVID-19 CONVALESCENT PLASMA PROGRAM

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.

NYBCe Stories

Emotional Meeting of Plasma Recipient & His Donors

Fox 5 Good Day NY's recent segment highlighted the lifesaving power of convalescent plasma donation for critical COVID-19 patients.

New York Times Article Features New Convalescent Plasma Therapy Study

Study shows the potential of plasma infusions to help save the lives of critically ill COVID-19 patients.

NYBC Pharmacy

Hospital Orders – Factor & Specialty Medications for Inpatients

NYBC Announces Plans for Center East, a State-of-the-Art Facility for Life Science Innovation

The new building will anchor and grow NYC’s life science ecosystem

NYBCe Statement on Updated FDA Guidance

We are very pleased to acknowledge the revised FDA guidelines addressing the urgent need for blood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plasma Recipient Meets Donor Who Helped Save His Life

Scott Cohen recently shared a heartwarming moment with his convalescent plasma donor Abbie Park when they met for the first time.

NYBC Awarded $15.6M Grant on Sickle Cell Transfusion Research

The grant will fund research into the impact of transfusions in patients with sickle cell disease and how to improve transfusion management.

NYBCe is on the Front Line of the Fight Against Coronavirus

Our dedicated staff is working 24/7 to fight COVID-19 and stop this horrible pandemic.

NYC Mayor Encourages Recovered COVID-19 Patients to Donate Plasma

Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on recovered COVID-19 patients to help save the lives of fellow New Yorkers.

Gov. Cuomo Stresses Urgent Need for Convalescent Plasma Donations

Gov. Cuomo appeals to those who have recovered from COVID-19 to help save the lives of patients with the virus.

New York Times Article Highlights Plasma Usage to Fight Coronavirus

NYBCe's Dr. Sachais is interviewed about plasma used experimentally on an emergency basis to treat coronavirus patients.

TIME® Features Blood Plasma Treatment for Coronavirus

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

Dr. Oz Stresses the Urgent Need for Healthy Donors to Roll Up Their Sleeves

Dr. Oz and his family donate blood at the New York Blood Center, showing how safe and rewarding the process is.

1010 WINS Interview Highlights Plasma Usage to Fight Coronavirus

NYBCe's Dr. Bruce Sachais discusses the potentially life saving treatment of convalescent plasma donation.

PIX11 News Interviews NYBCe Chief Medical Officer About Potential COVID-19 Treatment

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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