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Red Cross to test all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies

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Posted at 6:19 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 06:29:26-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The American Red Cross says it will now test all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies, starting on Monday.

The Red Cross explains that this will give blood donors insight into whether they have been exposed to the coronavirus.

COVID-19 antibody test results will be available within 7-10 days in the Red Cross Blood Donor App or donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

“As an organization dedicated to helping others, the Red Cross is pleased to provide more information about COVID-19 to our valued donors,” said Dr. Erin Goodhue, executive medical director of direct patient care with the Red Cross Biomedical Services. “If you are feeling healthy and well, please schedule an appointment to not only help saves lives but also learn about your potential exposure to COVID-19.”

Anyone who donates blood between June 1st and 30th will be eligible for a $5 Amazon gift card.