Red Cross Announces Local October Blood Drives
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020
We're All In This Together! Luther Memorial has served as a donation center for local blood drives in the past & continues support - see LIST of locations to donate; read on about antibody testing & protocols recently put in place; there is COVID-19 Antibodies testing on all donations.This is the link for the FAQ on antibodies testing ---- https://www.redcrossblood.org/faq.html#donating-blood-covid-19-testing
“Donations that come back positive for COVID-19 antibodies now undergo secondary testing to confirm antibody results, and that enables the Red Cross to then potentially use the plasma from those donations for COVID-19 patients,” said Dr. Erin Goodhue, executive medical director of direct patient care with the Red Cross Biomedical Services. “With approximately 2% of the U.S. population testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies, every donation is important to ensure patients with coronavirus have access to every treatment option available to them.”
Blood Drives through 10/17 - All presenting donors receive a FREE Small (10oz) Hot Coffee Coupon from Dunkin'
Blood Drives for the whole month of October - All presenting donors will be eligible for a chance to win a $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card! We’re giving away 5 of them! Visit rcblood.org/unite
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