In the spring of 2020, New York Blood Center became the first to collect COVID-19 convalescent plasma and New Yorkers turned out in droves for their neighbors. We were able to collect 10,000 donations throughout April and quickly had an adequate supply to meet demand at hospitals in our area and ultimately to 42 states and multiple countries. NYBC is proud to have provided over 100,000 convalescent plasma products to patients in need. The outreach to Chris Cuomo was part of a larger effort to get the new treatment to sick patients and spread the word about the need for recovered patients to donate plasma.