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Red Cross Testing All Blood Donations for COVID-19 Antibodies

06/30/2020 11:16 AM | Anonymous

On June 15, the Red Cross began testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID_19 antibodies and will continue testing for the next few months.  Testing for COVID-19 antibodies will provide donors insight into whether they may have been exposed to coronavirus.  The antibody test is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration using samples obtained at the time of donation and sent to a testing laboratory.  A positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity.  This is not a diagnostic test and donors who do not feel well should postpone their donation.

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