Privacy Policy And Terms of Use

Last modified: 05/22/2020


Plasma Saves (“Plasma Saves,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy describes the type of information we collect about you when you visit or use our website, and how we protect, share, and otherwise use your information. 


Information We Collect From You and How We Collect It 

Depending on how you use the website and its features, we or third parties working on our behalf may collect information about you, such as:  

  • When you share with us your information regarding your COVID-19 convalescent plasma donation, the type of information we collect from or about you may include: name, email address, phone number, name of donation site, address of donation site, and a copy of the receipt of your plasma donation;

  • To demonstrate your eligibility for the grant, we may collect certain information that represents that you meet the charitable class, including your income; 

  • If you choose to make a financial donation to Plasma Save’s GoFundMe to help fund eligible plasma donors, the type of information we collect from you may include: Contact details, etc. 

  • When you use our website, information collected via cookies and similar technologies, which is explained further in the “Cookies and Similar Technologies” section of this Privacy Policy; 

  • To share your plasma donation experiences, we may collect and share your relevant public Facebook posts


We may collect this information when you use the website, such as when you: 

  • Contact us through the website or via email;

  • Submit and share your COVID-19 antibody plasma donation information; 

  • Make a donation to help fund eligible plasma donors.

We will retain your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. 


How We Use and Share Your Information

We may use the information we collect from you for various purposes, including: 

  • To provide you with information you requested;

  • To review your grant eligibility and plasma donation information submitted to us; 

  • To issue individual grant and contact you for your payment; 

  • To process your requests, such as to process your financial donations;

  • To sign you up for our newsletters or other mailings;

  • To communicate with you or respond to your correspondence; 

  • To consider you for employment or for other employment-related purposes;

  • To detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal; and

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you. 


We may share your information with subcontractors, vendors, and/or other third-parties that carry out certain services on our behalf, including purposes listed above.  In certain circumstances, we may aggregate, anonymize and/or de-identify information collected through the website and use or share that information for additional purposes. 


If you no longer want to receive our newsletters or other marketing mails that you receive via email, you can discontinue future mailings by using the “unsubscribe” link/button in those emails. 


We are based in the United States, and this website is designed for users in, and operated by us from, the United States.  If you reside outside the United States and use our website or otherwise provide information to us, you consent that your personal information will be transferred to and processed in the United States, which may not provide a level of protection for personal information deemed adequate by your home country.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with the website, we may use “cookies,” pixels, or other technologies to assist us in collecting certain information.  Cookies are small text files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your browser (if your browser allows it) that enables our website’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  A pixel is an analytics tool that consists of a piece of code imbedded in the website that allows us to better understand actions taken through the website.


When you use our website, cookies and similar technologies may collect:

  • Details of your visits to the website, including data about the features that you access and use; and

  • Information about the computer or device and internet connection used to access the website, such as your IP address, operating system, and browser type.


These technologies do not collect information that can directly identify you, but we may link the information we collect through these cookies to personal information about you from other sources, including information you provide to us.


We may use the information gathered by cookies and similar technologies to:

  • Help us remember and understand your preferences based on your previous or current site activity to make the website more easily navigable and more useful for you; and

  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to improve the website. 

How to Refuse the Use of Cookies

Most browsers include tools to help you manage cookies.  For example, you should be able to choose to have your browser warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off (i.e., refuse to accept) all cookies.  Each browser is different, however, so please consult your browser’s “Help” menu to learn the correct way to modify how your browser handles cookies.  You can find more information about cookies and how to disable cookies at


Keep in mind that we need certain information in order to issue individual grant, receive donations, and provide other services to you.  If you disable cookies, you may no longer be able to use or access some features of the website.


Do Not Track and Third-Party Links 

Some web browsers may give you the option to request that a website operator not track your information across its website or other websites using the browsers’ “Do Not Track” settings.  While we may not currently honor such browser requests, we will only use your information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.


The website may include links to third-party websites and services that are not owned or controlled by us, such as social media sites.  We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services.  If you choose to use these third-party websites or services, the collection, use, and disclosure of your information will be subject to the privacy policies of these websites and services.  When information is shared with us by these third-party websites, we treat this information consistent with this Privacy Policy.

How We Protect Your Information

We use reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss of personal information.  


Although we exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information and storage of the information you provide us through the website, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no means of electronic or physical storage, is absolutely secure.  Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. 


Children’s Privacy 

This website is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.  If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information through this website or on or through any of its features.  If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will promptly delete that information.  


California Privacy Rights

California law gives residents of California the right under certain circumstances to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of personal information (as defined by applicable California law) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  


Modifications to This Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time.  All such changes will be reflected on this page and the date of revision will be noted at the top of the Privacy Policy.  


Contacting us 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at 

Anne Keating

Senior Advisor

Anne Keating, former Senior Vice President of Public Relations for Bloomingdale’s, was responsible for the initiation, creation and direction of Bloomingdale’s press efforts, special events and philanthropic endeavors for all stores nationwide up until August 2017. She was also the company’s official spokesperson.  In October 2017, Anne transitioned into a consultant to Bloomingdale’s CEO for philanthropy and other projects, in addition to establishing her own private consultancy.


Keating is a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Associates of the Old Vic and HELP USA/Mentoring USA. She previously served on the board of NYC & Company and continues on the Director’s Council of the Children’s Museum of the Arts. She also serves as an advisor to the Child Mind Institute and is a member of the Dream Team for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centers.


Due to her leadership in steering the public relations and philanthropic efforts for Bloomingdale’s and her personal mission to give back to her community, New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI) proudly named Keating as a recipient of the 2010 Matrix Award.  She has also been recognized for her guidance, commitment and philanthropic work by Upward Inc., the New York Center for Children, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Children’s Museum of the Arts, as well as the Girls Scouts of Greater New York.


In addition, Help USA awarded Keating the HELP HERO award for her years of leadership in the effort to combat domestic violence and homelessness. The Anne Keating Scholarship Fund was established in her honor in 2008 to grant young mothers the funds to pursue educational opportunities.


Prior to joining Bloomingdale’s in 1995 as Vice President of Public Relations, Keating was the Vice President of Public Relations, Special Events, and Corporate Services at FAO Schwarz. She also served as the Director of Bridal and Gift Services at Bloomingdale’s earlier in her career. She began her retail career at Tiffany & Co.  Keating holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Education from the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey.

Michael Brekka

Web and Graphic Designer

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Emma Stern

Operations Manager

Emma is currently an Assistant at Second Alpha Partners and manages the implementation of executive administration, business, and personal support to the CEOs and CFO. She has previously held internships in the wealth management, accounting, and event planning industries. She has also volunteered in the special needs and health education spaces. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from UCLA. 

James Sanger

Senior Advisor

James Sanger is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Second Alpha Partners, a value-oriented private equity firm focused on secondary and secondary-linked direct investments in mature venture-stage, growth-equity and middle-market companies showing prospects for superior future growth.  He is an author and frequent speaker on topics related to advanced technologies, business innovation and the evolution of venture capital investing. Jim has spent more than twenty years as a venture capitalist, secondary investor, corporate advisor and technology executive. He currently serves as a board member of and TeraGo Networks (TSX:TGO). Previously, Jim served as a board observer of EverQuote (NASDAQ: EVER), as a board member and Chairman of Sixth Sense Media (acquired by Evolving Systems) and as a board member of AVST (acquired by StoneCalibre).

Prior to Second Alpha, Jim was a General Partner at ABS Ventures, where he focused on investments that combined elements of traditional venture investing with secondary share purchases in growth companies. At ABS, Jim’s investments included Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG), Qualys (NASDAQ: QLYS), Gomez (acquired by Compuware), Inxight Software (acquired by Business Objects/SAP), AlphaBlox (acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM)), Overtone (acquired by KANA) and Intralinks (acquired in a syndicated buyout led by Rho Partners). Jim was also a senior member of the ABS team that structured the secondary purchases of several portfolios of venture assets from Deutsche Bank.

Sara Roberts

Senior Advisor

Sara Roberts McCarley is a non-profit professional with experience in global, national and local organizations.  With over 25 years of experience in this sector, she has worked in healthcare philanthropy, international program development and a myriad of state/local organizations with a variety of missions and focus areas. 
Currently, Sara serves as the founder and chairman of the Randy Roberts Foundation that works to cultivate Florida’s future leaders through civic engagement and public service. Since 2009, the Randy Roberts Foundation has pledged $331,000 in undergraduate scholarships and impacted more than 200 high school students through leadership programming. Alumni of the organization are now doctors, lawyers, teachers, national security staff, military leaders, all making a difference in their respective communities. The Randy Roberts Foundation is currently in partnership with and housed at Florida Southern College where Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. 

Sara was elected as a Lakeland City Commissioner in Lakeland, Florida, in January 2019.  She continues to support many organizations as an active board member including, Lakeland Vision Education Chair, Lakeland Area Mass Transit and Citrus Connection Vice Chair, Harrison School for the Performing Arts Parent Association President, Polk County Transportation Planning Organization member, and Bonnet Springs Park Arts and Culture Co-Chair.

Richard Brekka


Richard Brekka is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Second Alpha Partners, a value-oriented private equity firm focused on secondary and secondary-linked direct investments in mature venture-stage, growth-equity and middle-market companies showing prospects for superior future growth. He is a passionate spokesman for the importance of secondary investing to the overall health of the innovation economy. For more than twenty years, Richard has invested in growth-oriented tech companies – particularly software-as-a-service, mobile content, communication services and Internet opportunities.

He currently serves as a board member of TeraGo Networks (TSX: TGO) and as a board observer of Payfone. Previously, Richard served on the boards of Appia Communications (acquired by CallTower), AVST (acquired by StoneCalibre), TouchCommerce (acquired by Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)), Sixth Sense Media (acquired by Evolving Systems), the Guild (acquired by Digital Fuel Capital) and SeaPass (acquired by Internet Capital Group).

Prior to founding Second Alpha, Richard was President, Managing Partner and founder of Dolphin Equity Partners, a New York-based venture firm. Between 1998 and 2010, Dolphin raised two funds and invested in nearly three dozen portfolio companies. At Dolphin, Richard was Chairman of the Board of Gomez (acquired by Compuware – the acquisition represented one of the top ten largest exits in the venture industry during 2009), and was a board member of Mobile Armor (acquired by Trend Micro), Enpocket (acquired by Nokia), Seapass (acquired by Internet Capital Group), AVST (acquired by StoneCalibre), SixthSense Media (acquired by Evolving Systems) and Overtone (acquired by KANA).

Before Dolphin, Richard was a Managing Director in the private equity investment group at CIBC and President of CIBC’s U.S. private equity subsidiaries. While at CIBC, he was on the board of ten communications companies, including Telesystems International Wireless (acquired by Vodaphone), Orion Network Systems (acquired by Loral), and Transit Communications (acquired by DialPage). Prior to CIBC, he was with Chase Capital and led the Firm’s investments in Nextel (NASD: NXTL) and DisCom Communications (acquired by Nextel).

Richard holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Marisol Lugo Brekka


Marisol Lugo Brekka is a Cuban American and the co-founder of the Brekka Group, LLC. The Brekka Group is a boutique investment firm that makes long term investments in growing companies in diverse sectors and markets. Its portfolio consists of companies in the financial services, technology, e-commerce, real estate, and consumer product sectors.

Marisol began her career in 1994 with Bank of America’s management training program.  Marisol specialized in mergers and acquisitions within the manufacturing and distribution industries. Her portfolio consisted of several Fortune 500 companies mostly in the Mid-Atlantic and Mid- West regions. She has been in the financial services industry for 28 years. Her passion is working with entrepreneurs helping to create financial and strategic solutions to growing companies.

Marisol has always been a strong advocate for non-profits dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged and Latino communities. She is co-founder of which is a not-for-profit she help start as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic that facilitated the donation of COVID-19 convalescent plasma to save lives. assisted in the collection of over 600,000 units of convalescent plasma during the pandemic. It has been nationally recognized by the Fight Is In Us Coalition and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as one of the US leading organizations that helped create a national awareness campaign for plasma collection.  Marisol has previously also served on the board for the Tampa Bay YMCA and Columbus Children’s Hospital Development Board. 

Marisol was raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and learned to speak English at the age of five. She received a degree in Finance from Florida Southern College and MBA from the University of Tampa. She is member of the Harvard Business School 2021 Women on Boards Program.   Marisol resides in New York City with her husband and two children.