The American Red Cross Now Testing Blood Donations For COVID-19 Antibodies


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With many hospitals and businesses being closed for weeks there haven't been as many people donating blood to the American Red Cross and now to prevent a summer shortage they are asking for everyone's help.

From an official release from the American Red Cross, starting today for a limited time they will be doing antibody testing for COVID-19. That will reveal if a person's immune system has the antibodies to fight the coronavirus, whether they had symptoms or not. Donors will also receive a $5 Amazon gift card for donating.

Here's what they have to say about donations:

Donation appointments can be made by downloading the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.Thanks to Amazon, all those who come to give June 1-30 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.*

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