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Mayo Clinic Laboratories Mobilizes for Thousands of Plasma Samples from COVID-19 Survivors
May
22
Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Mayo Clinic Laboratories Mobilizes for Thousands of Plasma Samples from COVID-19 Survivors

Trailblazing plans were already underway in New Jersey to organize massive blood drives at outdoor testing sites, which involved setting up patient registration, mobile phlebotomy, centrifuge, and shipment of specimens.
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Lakewood charity feeds hospital workers
April
07
APP

Lakewood charity feeds hospital workers

Bikur Cholim, a Lakewood-based charity named for the Jewish commandment to give aid to the sick, has partnered with restaurants to bring meals to doctors, nurses and other hospital staff during the pandemic.
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Coronavirus in Lakewood: Exporting convalescent plasma to save lives
May
11
App

Coronavirus in Lakewood: Exporting convalescent plasma to save lives

Thanks to a coalition of organizations operating in different Orthodox communities, hundreds of plasma donors are taking up chairs in blood banks as far away as Delaware. They are motivated by the hope that their efforts will spare others an anguish they know all too well.
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TCF Bank Sponsors Blood Plasma Drive in Partnership with Hatzalah of Michigan to Treat COVID-19 Patients
May
04
AP News

TCF Bank Sponsors Blood Plasma Drive in Partnership with Hatzalah of Michigan to Treat COVID-19 Patients

With the recognition by the medical community that recovered COVID-19 patient blood plasma can save lives, Hatzalah of Michigan is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic, Lev Roche, Bikur Cholim of Lakewood, New Jersey, and other Hatzalah organizations nationwide to offer COVID-19 IGG antibody testing
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Out-of-state Jewish communities donating blood plasma in Delaware
May
11
Delaware Online

Out-of-state Jewish communities donating blood plasma in Delaware

Jewish communities in Baltimore, Md. and Lakewood, N.J. have been traveling to Delaware to donate blood plasma to help in the fight against COVID-19.
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Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim supports BBD for convalescent plasma
April
30
Blood Bank of Delmarva

Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim supports BBD for convalescent plasma

In this midst of this bleak time that will be forever known as the Coronavirus pandemic, hope has sprung from something called convalescent plasma. And, arguably, no one has personified that hope better than the Orthodox Jewish community of Lakewood, New Jersey.
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A COVID-19 'mitzvah': Orthodox Jews donate blood plasma by the thousands
July
13
NBC News

A COVID-19 'mitzvah': Orthodox Jews donate blood plasma by the thousands

One Saturday in mid-April, a group of Orthodox Jewish leaders held a conference call with a Minnesota doctor as they grappled with spiking coronavirus cases in their New York area communities.
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