With each donation of blood until September 30, Bloodworks Northwest will be testing for COVID-19 antibodies.
A new study out of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reported that those with significant levels of antibodies against the virus that causes coronavirus were protected against re-infection.
While helping others by gifting your red blood cells, you’ll have the opportunity to learn if you’re protected against re-contracting the coronavirus.
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When you donate blood to Bloodworks Northwest, your blood will be separated into a plasma unit and a unit of red blood cells. The red blood cells will be used by patients in need, and if your plasma contains COVID antibodies, it will be used by a coronavirus patient.
Those who have COVID antibodies will be allowed to donate every seven days.
In order to donate blood, patients must be over the age of 16, wear a face covering, and have an appointment. To book an appointment, call 800-398-7888 or book online.
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