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Red Cross offers free COVID-19 antibody test for blood donations

Blood Donation 2018
Posted at 8:13 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 09:13:22-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Red Cross will be testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies for a limited time.

The organization is using an FDA-approved antibody test that could show if the donor has been exposed to the novel coronavirus. A positive antibody test does not confirm a COVID-19 infection or immunity.

Test results will be available within seven to 10 days in the Red Cross Blood Donor app or through the donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

Those who donate during the month of June will also receive a $5 Amazon gift card. To make an appointment, visit the Red Cross website, or call 1-800-733-2767.