|AMERICAN RED CROSS|
|Help Meet The Need And Discover
If You May Have COVID-19 Antibodies
|Right now, the need for blood donations is urgent. Your blood type is especially needed to help ensure hospitals have what they need to take care of emergency patients as well as those dealing with long-term illnesses.
Starting June 15, for a limited time only, the American Red Cross is testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional service to our valued donors.
The antibody test will provide insight to potential past exposure to this coronavirus as some COVID-19 carriers can be asymptomatic. As always, you’ll be given a mini-physical at your appointment with a temperature, blood pressure and pulse check, as well as a test of your iron levels. Please note the Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose current or suspected illness. If you feel unwell for any reason, please postpone your donation.
If you’re feeling well, your donation is urgently needed. Your single blood donation may help save more than one life! Appointments are strongly encouraged.
|PS: With the help of our friends at Amazon, we’d like to offer you a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* via email when you come to give blood by June 30.**|