For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. This testing may provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to this coronavirus.
To find upcoming drives and to register (highly recommended), visit redcross.org. Volunteers continue to be needed. To learn how to volunteer, contact Kim Micheal at (814)806-4937.
The Butler Health System Laboratory is now offering antibody testing. The testing used has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization. The required blood specimen can be collected at any BHS Outreach collection locations. A provider’s order is required for testing. For testing locations visit www.butlerhealthsystem.org.
This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s July 2020 VenangoWorks! Newsletter