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Partnership provides free community COVID-19 antibody testing with blood donation.
Midlands nurse treated with COVID-19 antibody plasma meets donor in emotional virtual call: WLTX 9 (SC)
A blood plasma recipient was able to meet and thank her donor, virtually, on Tuesday for a treatment she said saved her life.
The Blood Connection has been encouraging people to give blood. Now they will be offering free COVID-19 antibody testing to all donors.
COVID-19 response: UofSC partners with The Blood Connection to collect plasma donations from recovered patients
The Blood Connection is partnering with the University of South Carolina to give Columbia donors an opportunity to give local. The temporary fixed site is located inside the Center for Health and Well Being, in room 217.
If you’re wondering if you have been exposed to coronavirus, you can find out for free by donating blood. Anyone who donates blood to The Blood Connection will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test on top of helping others.
Donors at The Blood Connection’s mobile center in Washington were among the first to receive free COVID-19 antibody testing as part of their donation.
Starting Monday, anyone who donates blood to a South Carolina-based collection group will get an extra perk: Test results that show whether the donor has been infected by the novel coronavirus.
The Blood Connection wants people to know this is not a substitute for an actual diagnostic COVID-19 test. They recommend you consult your health physician if you feel you have symptoms.
The Blood Connection (TBC), a local non-profit, community blood center is offering COVID-19 antibody testing to all donors at no cost, beginning Monday, May 11.
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