COVID-19 Antibody Testing Has Ended
In June 2020 – when much was still unknown about the COVID-19 virus – the Red Cross began testing all blood product donations for COVID-19 antibodies. With a majority of Americans now having received a COVID-19 vaccine and the discontinuation of convalescent plasma, the Red Cross has stopped testing most blood product donations for COVID-19 antibodies as of June 25, 2021. The Red Cross is continuing to participate in research efforts related to COVID-19 in communities across the country. As part of that effort, some blood product donations will be screened for COVID-19 antibodies and you may receive a request from the Red Cross to complete a survey.
If you received a COVID-19 antibody test during a previous donation, you will continue to have access to past test results online or through the Blood Donor App