The CBC said that Mangel became involved because Wright Patterson Medical Center physician Maj. Evan Fisher, who was one of the initial organizers of the program, was a member of Rabbi Mangel’s synagogue.
Although he is at the end of his time as an active donor at the CBC, Mangel said that he considers himself “on call” when needed.
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Speaking of the growth of the plasma donation program, he said, “It’s very nice. It’s great for people to give back. I’m glad to do my part.”
The CBC’s coronavirus plasma program is still going, and at the end of May totaled 57 donors, most of them repeat donors, according to the release.
The program is still accepting new donors, who must have a diagnosis of COVID-19 through RNA testing, have been symptom-free for an extended period of time and meet normal blood donor requirements like weight, good health and age.