RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies.
The test will screen antibodies — which are formed during an infection — and determine whether a donor’s immune system has responded to a COVID-19 infection. The test will not determine if a donor currently has the virus.
The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, such as COVID-19. If you feel unwell, they ask that you postpone your donation. Individuals who may have COVID-19 should not donate until they are symptom free for 28 days and feeling well and healthy.
You can make an appointment and find a nearby blood drive at this link.
Eligible individuals can give blood donations every 56 days. The Red Cross encourages individuals to make an appointment for when they are next eligible to receive a COVID-19 antibody test.
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