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SARC Executive Director Lauren Carroll Spitznagle said the donor designated the $50,000 to go to SARC after receiving it from the estate of an abuser. The donor specifically asked for the money to go toward funding a youth counselor.

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BRIGANTINE — Despite a fighting spirit, a successful billboard campaign for a kidney donor, a willing donor and a plethora of family and community support, Andy Simpson, the quick-witted mayor of Brigantine, died Monday, due to complications from kidney disease. He was 62.

While we're waiting to find a cure or vaccine for Covid-19, a leading treatment is convalescent plasma therapy, which uses antibody-rich blood plasma from a recently recovered patient to boost a sick person's immune system. After promising initial studies, the Food and Drug Administration recently expanded the therapy's authorization for emergency use while full clinical trials are underway.

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