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Red Cross now testing all donated blood, plasma, and platelets for antibodies

WNYT Staff
Updated: June 15, 2020 07:57 PM
Created: June 15, 2020 07:43 PM

Want to know if you've had COVID-19? You'll find out when you donate blood. The Red Cross is now testing all donated blood, plasma, and platelets for antibodies.

There's no charge for the additional testing. Test results will take seven to 10 days.

If you test positive, the Red Cross will reach out to discuss donating plasma as a possible treatment for people battling COVID.    

While the Red Cross needs donors, this may encourage more to give blood.

Everyone who gives a pint this month gets a pint through a partnership between the Red Cross and Stewart's. Amazon is also giving all donors a $5 e-gift card.

MORE INFORMATION: Red Cross Everett Road Blood Donation Center


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