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Vitalant Begins Testing All Blood Donations for Antibodies to COVID-19; Dual Benefit: Donors Learn Their Antibody Status and Patients Receive Critically Needed Blood

Jun 01, 2020 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

Today, Vitalant became the first national blood bank to test all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The nation's largest independent, nonprofit blood collector is providing the test results to donors who complete successful blood donations, which are critically needed now.

The antibody test—authorized by the Food and Drug Administration—will indicate if the donor's immune system has produced antibodies to the vir...