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Sunday Breakfast Speaker Series



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These programs are free for Men’s Club members, $5 for non-members, and include a hot breakfast.

The Men’s Club Breakfast that was scheduled for June 14 @ 10 AM will happen as a ZOOM meeting.

Our speakers will be Danny Perez and Frank Leong of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), who will be discussing the ongoing 610/59 Interchange project: its history, ongoing plans, vision for the future. They’ll bring anecdotes about what it’s like to manage such a huge project, and will entertain questions. This is a project that affects (and probably fascinates) most of our congregants, so I think it will be very well received.

No food will be served, obviously, at least by us.

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CBS Men's Club Winter Blood Drive

Good Afternoon! I hope this email finds You and your Families safe and well.

As You have no doubt surmised, our Congregation Brith Shalom Men’s Club Blood Drive scheduled for next Sunday, April 26th has been cancelled by the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. This is because, as of April 1st, they were “no longer experiencing shortages! We have seen a tremendous response in our community to our call for help and as of yesterday, our shelves are now full. With surgeries still on hold and decreased usage, we estimate that our current blood supply will cover the need for the next few weeks.”

that was as of April 1st. In order to ensure that “shelves remain full,” the Blood Center needs our ongoing donations. Other than those who may have donated double red cells at our February 23rd Drive, those who donated at that time should be eligible to once again donate as of TODAY, APRIL 19TH.

Donations are by appointment only, so please call Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Customer Service at (713) 791-6373 or go to to arrange for your blood donation.

In addition, The Blood Center assures that it is “advocating the orders of social distancing and keeping safety as the top priority per our Medical Doctor recommendations. Safety is our #1 concern as an organization for our staff, volunteers, drive coordinators and donors,” so I feel confident in my own personal safety when I am making my donation.

Our next scheduled Congregation Brith Shalom Men’s Club Blood Drive is for Sunday morning, July 5th, which, G-d willing, will yet be held.are questions and answers regarding COVID-19 provided by the Blood Center. Should You have any further questions, please feel free to call them or email or call me at (713) 444 – 9697, and I’ll try to get You an answer.

Stay Healthy and Safe! Thank You for being a Blood Donor!
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From the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center:

We are currently working with local hospitals to assess their needs and will contact donors when we are ready to collect their convalescent plasma.

I recently recovered from COVID-19, can I donate convalescent plasma?

• COVID-19 convalescent plasma must only be collected from recovered individuals if they are eligible to donate blood.

• Individuals must have had a prior diagnosis of COVID-19 documented by a laboratory test and meet other laboratory criteria.

• Individuals must have fully recovered from COVID -19, with complete resolution of symptoms for at least 14 days before donation of convalescent plasma.

Do we test for Coronavirus?

No, we do not test for coronavirus.

What is convalescent plasma?

• Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of blood that is collected from patients who have recovered from an infection.

• Antibodies present in convalescent plasma are proteins that might help fight the infection.

Why is convalescent plasma being investigated to treat COVID-19?

• Convalescent plasma is being investigated for the treatment of COVID -19 because there is no approved treatment for this disease, and there is some information that suggests it might help some patients recover from COVID-19.

• Further investigation is still necessary to determine if convalescent plasma might shorten the duration of illness, reduce morbidity, or prevent death associated with COVID-19.

Is convalescent plasma safe and effective against COVID -19?

• It is not known if convalescent plasma will be an effective treatment against COVID-19.

• Plasma transfusions are generally safe and well-tolerated by most patients but can cause allergic reactions and other side effects. It is also not known if patients with COVID -19 might have other types of reactions to convalescent plasma.

• While it is not known if convalescent plasma is safe and effective against COVID -19, there is anecdotal evidence that convalescent plasma might be for some patients.

• Because there are no approved treatments, FDA is permitting the emergency investigational use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID -19 under the criteria of the emergency IND.

I think I had COVID-19, but I did not get a test. Can I still donate convalescent plasma?

• No, individuals must have had a diagnosis of COVID -19 documented by a test to be eligible to donate convalescent plasma.

Who should I contact if I want to donate convalescent plasma?

• Please have donors contact Donor Advocates at 713-791-6373

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