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American Red Cross begins testing for COVID antibodies

The American Red Cross announced that they are now testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies.

Results may indicate an antibody response after a COVID-19 vaccine or possible past exposure to the Coronavirus.

The test may identify donations with antibody levels necessary to potentially help current COVID-19 patients.

The antibodies could help fight the virus.

The antibodies could especially help those with a weakened immune system.

Donors are needed and the test will be provided when you donate.

The results of the antibody test will be delivered within three to four days.

You can make an appointment to donate at redcrossblood.org using your zip code for a drive near you.

You can also set an appointment by calling 1-800- red-cross.

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