Blood Assurance is offering testing for COVID-19 antibodies to blood donors for a limited time.“We are excited to offer coronavirus antibody testing to all area donors in order to help collect information about exposure to coronavirus in our area,” said Dr. Liz Culler.
Donors need to be aware this is not a diagnostic test for COVID-19 infection and if they believe they may be currently infected… do not give blood.
Blood Assurance is encouraging anyone who thinks they may have had COVID-19 to come in and be tested. The antibodies produced by individuals who have recovered from the virus are critical in a treatment combatting COVID-19.
If you have been officially diagnosed with COVID-19, have been symptom free for at least fourteen days and are able to pass all regular blood donation requirements, you could save lives.