The reason behind the antibody testing is obvious – using antibodies to help COVID-19 patients.
The American Red Cross stopped its work during the strict regulations and lockdowns, but it’s now back on track in receiving blood donations.
All blood donors receive the antibody test results in a week or ten days, and it is all confidential.
The antibody testing by Red Cross is an excellent way to provide patients with blood plasma treatments, and also help people that need a transfusion after accidents and surgeries.
Due to the few-month lockdown, all blood drives from workplaces, universities, and colleges were canceled, which led to a lack of 86,000 blood donations.
One of the largest programs for reactivating blood drives in the U.S. is the Red Cross in Ellsworth, Maine, where medical officials will attend blood donors starting September 8.
The next scheduled dates are September 22, October 13, and October 27.
The best thing about this program is that it will work as a 2in1 for the donors, and people who need blood transfusions.
Blood donors will have the opportunity to find out if they were exposed to the virus in the past by detecting antibodies in their samples.