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Meet Paisley

Paisley Catallo was diagnosed with Anaplastic Ependymoma Grade 3 at just two years old. Anaplastic Ependymoma is a rare tumor that forms when cells in the central nervous system (including the brain and spinal cord) begin to multiply rapidly. Two days after her diagnosis, Paisley had brain surgery, and shortly after, began proton radiation for…

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Central California Blood Center Collects First Convalescent Plasma From a Recovered Covid-19 Patient

Meet Jerry, Our First Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma Donor

The Central California Blood Center has just collected plasma from our first eligible, recovered, COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma donor. Here is more about Jerry’s journey with Covid-19. For more information about COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma and what the Central California Blood Center is doing to help this effort, visit

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