NYBC is calling on the community to make appointments to visit donor centers as COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the process of donating blood.
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.
To protect our staff and donors, donors must wear a mask or face covering when presenting to donate.
The grant will fund research into the impact of transfusions in patients with sickle cell disease and how to improve transfusion management.
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
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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