Red Cross Announces New Blood Drive Testing Protocols
The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test used by the Red Cross is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms.
At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations after hospital demand for blood products increased in recent weeks. All blood drives are following strict safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your blood donation would be GREATLY appreciated. Please visit redcrossblood.org to find the nearest blood drive in your area.