Free COVID-19 Antibody Test offered to blood donors

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A health worker holds a blood sample at the COVID-19 area of the Microanalisis Integral Laboratory in the Versalles Clinic, on June 25, 2020 in Cali, Colombia. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP) (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Blood banks around the nation are currently facing a blood shortage. In order to get in more donations, on August 19, Ochsner Bloodmobile will offer free COVID-19 antibody test for those who donate.

The Ochsner Bloodmobile will be accepting donations at 17000 Medical Center Drive from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. 

Why get an antibody test?

  • An antibody test can determine if a person’s immune system has created antibodies in response to COVID-19.
  • The test can tell if a person has contracted COVID-19 in the past.

More information on Ochsner blood banks can be found on their website.

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