Medic to Start Screening Donors for COVID-19 Antibodies

Medic Regional Blood Center will start testing donors for COVID-19 antibodies. The screening is part of Medic’s efforts to identify and recruit potential Convalescent Plasma donors.

This is not the diagnostic test and if you are sick you should not donate. You will be screened before testing and make an appointment to donate. Masks are also required at the facility.

“We are providing the screening as part of our overall effort to identify more COVID Convalescent Plasma donors,” said Kristy Altman, Director of Communications and Donor Engagement. “As a hot spot for increased hospitalizations, there is an urgent demand and need for more donations to increase the inventory. We will only notify donors with a positive result and we’ll do that via letter. Donors should understand that we cannot counsel them on their results. It is also important for donors to understand that we will not be giving any test results via phone call, email or our donor portal.”

The antibody screening starts Monday August 3rd at all their facilities and mobile clinics. They will continue the antibody screening through the month of August.

To sign up to donate visit www.MedicBlood.org.

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